(Paulina (Sat)) P. Trejo Mendez

(Paulina (Sat)) P. Trejo Mendez
PhD Researcher International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) ISS PhD
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's-Gravenhage
Room
I 3-15
Telephone
Email
trejomendez@iss.nl
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As a contribution to a critique of development studies my work explores the politics of knowledge in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico from a decolonial framework. It weaves stories of resistance to the violence of erasure of bodies marked by the colonial gender system. With a focus on advancing epistemic justice, it explores how two forms of violence intertwine: epistemicide (erasure of ways of knowing) and feminicide (erasure of racialized-gendered-feminized 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. Importantly, it contributes to newly emerging methodologies and research practices…

As a contribution to a critique of development studies my work explores the politics of knowledge in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico from a decolonial framework. It weaves stories of resistance to the violence of erasure of bodies marked by the colonial gender system. With a focus on advancing epistemic justice, it explores how two forms of violence intertwine: epistemicide (erasure of ways of knowing) and feminicide (erasure of racialized-gendered-feminized 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. Importantly, it contributes to newly emerging methodologies and research practices that seek to decolonize academia through sentipensar (sensingthinking), encounters and weaving as methodological tools that challenge traditional forms of knowledge production in development studies. It also aims to bring the issues of body and gender violence into the on-going critical analysis of modernity/coloniality by feminist, decolonial and post development scholars.

      • W. Harcourt & P. Trejo Mendez (2014). Women, Youth and the Economic Crisis in Southern Europe. Paper presented at the 14th General EADI Conference on 'Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes': Bonn (2014, juni 23 - 2014, juni 26).
  • PhD Researcher

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
    Department
    ISS PhD
    Country
    Nederland
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Visiting address

Kortenaerkade 12 2518 AX 's-Gravenhage

Postal address

Postbus 29776 2502 LT 's-Gravenhage