Melissa Wright

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Department Head, Geography

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Studies the dynamics linking political, cultural and economic processes. Research has focused on the emergence of an international social movement that protests violence against women along the Mexico-U.S. border.

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Recent Publications

Border Thinking, Borderland Diversity, and Trump’s Wall

Wright, M. W., Mar 4 2019, In: Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 109, 2, p. 511-519 9 p.

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Visualizing a country without a future: Posters for Ayotzinapa, Mexico and struggles against state terror

Wright, M. W., Jun 2019, In: Geoforum. 102, p. 235-241 7 p.

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Against the Evils of Democracy: Fighting Forced Disappearance and Neoliberal Terror in Mexico

Wright, M. W., Mar 4 2018, In: Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 108, 2, p. 327-336 10 p.

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Epistemological Ignorances and Fighting for the Disappeared: Lessons from Mexico

Wright, M. W., Jan 1 2017, In: Antipode. 49, 1, p. 249-269 21 p.

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Gentrificación, asesinato y olvido en México: Una historia marxista feminista

Translated title of the contribution: The Gender, Place and Culture Jan Monk Distinguished Annual Lecture: Gentrification, assassination and forgetting in Mexico: A feminist Marxist taleWright, M. W., Jan 2014, In: Gender, Place and Culture. 21, 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

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Feminicidio, narcoviolence, and gentrification in Ciudad Juárez: The feminist fight

Wright, M. W., 2013, In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 31, 5, p. 830-845 16 p.

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THE 2010 ANTIPODE RGS-IBG LECTURE Wars of Interpretations

Wright, M. W., Jun 1 2012, In: Antipode. 44, 3, p. 564-580 17 p.

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Necropolitics, narcopolitics, and femicide: Gendered violence on the Mexico-U.S. border

Wright, M. W., Jan 1 2011, In: Signs. 36, 3, p. 707-731 25 p.

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Gender and geography II: Bridging the gap - feminist, queer, and the geographical imaginary

Wright, M. W., Feb 2010, In: Progress in Human Geography. 34, 1, p. 56-66 11 p.

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Geography and gender: Feminism and a feeling of justice

Wright, M., Dec 1 2010, In: Progress in Human Geography. 34, 6, p. 818-827 10 p.

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The power of numbers

Castree, N. & Wright, M. W., 2009, In: Antipode. 41, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

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Gender and geography: Knowledge and activism across the intimately global

Wright, M. W., Jun 12 2009, In: Progress in Human Geography. 33, 3, p. 379-386 8 p.

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Justice and the geographies of moral protest: Reflections from Mexico

Wright, M. W., 2009, In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 27, 2, p. 216-233 18 p.

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Craven emotional warriors

Wright, M. W., Jun 2008, In: Antipode. 40, 3, p. 376-382 7 p.

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In the name of democracy

Wright, M. W., Mar 2008, In: Antipode. 40, 2, p. 200-204 5 p.

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