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Yasmin Mendoza (she/her/hers) is a PhD student at the University of California, Davis studying English literature. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre at Whittier College in the fall of 2021. She is a Mellon Mays fellow and an Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers fellow. At UC Davis, she studies contemporary American literature, media studies, digital humanities, and enjoys advocacy work. She is Vice President of Graduate Scholars of Color+ and was involved in planning the 2023 Annual Graduate Anti-Racist Symposium. Her most recent work, entitled "Banning Without Bans," was published on MLA Sites in the summer of 2022.
Ph.D. English. University of California, Davis. 2022 - present. (In progress).
B.A. English, Theatre. Whittier College. 2021.
Vice President. Graduate Scholars of Color+. 2023-current.
Committee Member. Annual Graduate Anti-Racism Symposium. 2023.
English Department Representative. Graduate Student Association. 2022-2023.
Inaugural Public Relations Director. Graduate Scholars of Color+. 2022.
Mellon Mays Fellow
Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers Fellow