Melissa W. Wright

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Melissa W. Wright

Melissa W. Wright

Professor of Geography and Professor and Head of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies



  1. PhD, Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  2. AB, Social Studies, Harvard University, 1987


Melissa W. Wright’s work investigates the dynamics linking politics, economy and culture in rapidly changing situations in northern Mexico and along its border with the United States. Currently, her work focuses on governance, state terror, and social movements in Mexico and across the Americas. Her field research shifts between sites in northern Mexico, the Mexico-US border and other regions in Latin America.

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