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Environmental Studies
University of Mississippi

Marcos Mendoza

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Lamar Hall, Room 547

Marcos Mendoza is a sociocultural anthropologist who focuses on environmental, political, and economic issues in Latin America. He has two ongoing research projects. The first examines the rise of the autodefensa [self-defense] militia movement amidst increasing drug violence and the strengthening of the narco-state in rural Mexico. He attends to issues of the violent environment, popular sovereignty, and de/reforestation. The second project investigates the politics of the green economy in Patagonia, with a focus on ecotourism, park conservation, land management, and sustainable development. Dr. Mendoza has published articles in various journals and is the author of the book, The Patagonian Sublime: The Green Economy and Post-Neoliberal Politics.

Ph.D, University of Chicago (2013)
M.A., University of Chicago (2007)
B.A., University of Michigan (2001)

Courses Taught:
Anth 101 Introduction to Anthropology
Anth 303 Cultural Anthropology
Anth 360 Political Ecology
Anth 365 Economic Anthropology
Anth 403 Empire & Revolution (cross-listed as Soc 403)
Anth 603 Empire & Revolution (cross-listed as Soc 603)
Anth 606 Seminar in Cultural & Linguistic Anthropology
Anth 621 Readings in Anthropology I

ENVS Course Taught:
Political Ecology (ANTH 360)