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Myra Mendible

Professor
English and Interdisciplinary Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
United States of America

Biography

Myra Mendible joined Florida Gulf Coast University as founding faculty in 1994 and co-founder of the English program (1994-98). She served as English Program Leader (1998-2000), Chair of Language and Literature Department (2008-11), Interim Director of FGCU's Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies Center (2011-12) and is currenly an Honors Program Fellow. Dr. Mendible’s scholarship and teaching engage a range of theoretical, disciplinary, and cultural perspectives, with primary interests in media culture, ethnicity and gender, and the politics of emotion. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals; presented her research in regional, national, and international conferences; and is the editor of three essay collections

Research Interest

Cultural Theory, Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Media Culture, Literature and Politics, Gender and Emotion

Publications

  • “Scarlet-Letter Politics: Racial Shaming in the Campaign to Unseat President Obama.” Ethnic Studies Review (in press, 2015). Print.

  • Introduction, “Race, Politics, and the Humanities in the Age of ‘Posts.’” Myra Mendible, Guest Editor, Special Issue. Humanities 5.3 (2016).

  • “Saving Face: Shame, Humiliation, and the Affective Economy of War.” War, Literature, and the Arts. V 28 (2016).

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