Politics of Knowledge: weaving stories of dehumanization, erasure and resistance in the highlands of Chiapas

Dr Paulina Trejo Mendez

On 13 September 2019, Paulina Trejo Mendez successfully defended her PhD thesis on 'Politics of Knowledge: weaving stories of dehumanization, erasure and resistance in the highlands of Chiapas'. She received a distinction for her PhD thesis and graduated Cum Laude.

Her study explored how two forms of violence intertwine: epistemicide (erasure of ways of knowing) and feminicide (erasure of racialized-genderedfeminized bodies). Contributing to feminist theorizing on gender, place and the body, it builds bridges amongst different feminist theories – from black feminism, post-development to coloniality of gender. She also investigated the issues of body and gender violence into the ongoing critical analysis of modernity/coloniality by feminist, decolonial and post development scholars.

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Public defence PhD Paulina Trejo Mendez

Public defence PhD Paulina Trejo Mendez