English and Interdisciplinary Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
United States of America
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
Cultural Theory, Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Media Culture, Literature and Politics, Gender and Emotion
“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).