Department

English

Date

Summer 2020

Degree Name

Master of Arts in English (M.A.)

Type of Paper/Work

Essay

Advisors

Dr. Kanishka Chowdhury, Dr. Emily James, Dr. Heather Shirey

Abstract

This project seeks to understand the causes of feminicidio in Ciudad Juárez and present a method for transnational activism to move forward in opposing the structures that created and continue to perpetuate this phenomenon. Mellin brings the theoretical insights of Gloria Anzaldúa to this conversation in order to problematize the role of the U.S.-Mexico border as it pertains to the continuation of eminicidio. Mellin also analyzes and critiques street art activism and demonstrates a method for debordering that acknowledges the agency of feminicidio victims and activists working in Ciudad Juárez. Mellin ultimately concludes that through utilizing la facultad and producing the mestiza consciousness, a transnational, debordered resistance to feminicidio is possible.

Keywords

Literature

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