Marcela Mendoza

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Marcela Mendoza
Instructor of Global and International Studies
Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5492
Mailing address: 
Global and International Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Iowa, 1998.
  • Licenciatura (M.A. equivalent), Anthropology, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1980.
  • Profesorado (Graduate Teaching Degree), Educación, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1980.
  • Licenciatura, Museología, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, 1980.
Teaching interests: 
  • Global Studies and social and economic inequalities
  • Indigenous Peoples Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples and Settler Colonialism
Research interests: 
  • Ethnohistory of Indigenous Peoples in the Bolivian and Argentine Chaco Region
  • Traditional transmission of knowledge in hunter-gatherer societies
  • Latin American immigration in the US

Dr. Marcela Mendoza is an instructor in the Global and International Studies program at Western Michigan University. She has previously taught at the University of Oregon, University of Memphis, and University of Buenos Aires. She is a member of the UO Human Animal Lab directed by Michelle Scalise Sugiyama, and the research group on Estudios linguísticos, socio-culturales y etnohistóricos sobre pueblos del Gran Chaco Sudamericano, directed by María Belén Carpio, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste & IGHI-CONICET, Argentina. She is co-director of the interdisciplinary research group studying the role of expert knowledge in the interpretation and reception of genetic information in Argentina.