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Faculty Profile

MARCOS ALEXANDER MENDOZA

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY
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LAMAR HALL 547
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7343
Joined UM: 08/22/2013

Areas of Expertise

  • CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • GLOBALIZATION
  • LATIN AMERICA
  • SOCIAL AND CULTURAL THEORY
  • SPORT, RECREATION AND TOURISM

Brief Bio

I received my BA in Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 2001, writing my thesis on the aesthetic theory of Theodor Adorno. I entered graduate school at the University of Chicago in 2004, where I specialized in sociocultural anthropology with a focus on Latin America. My MA thesis examined the cultural politics of artisan liqueur production in the wake of the neoliberalization of the agrarian economy in Central Mexico. I accepted an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council to conduct ethnographic and historical research investigating the development of environmental capitalism in Southern Patagonia (Argentina and Chile). In 2013, I received my PhD and joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi. In 2014, my dissertation, Topographies of Risk: Social Practice and Environmental Capitalism, was awarded the Lichstern Distinguished Dissertation Prize by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chica

Degrees

MA
ANTHROPOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (2007)
PHD
ANTHROPOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (2013)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee