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Gabriela Méndez Cota works at the Department of Philosophy of Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México. Her research explores the cultural, political and infrapolitical dimensions of new media and technologies. Her books include Disrupting Maize: Food, Biotechnology and Nationalism in Contemporary Mexico (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Among other places, her work has appeared in New Formations, Media Theory, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and the Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identities (2020). With Rafico Ruiz, she co-edits culturemachine.net, an open access journal of culture and theory. Between 2019 and 2021 she led a practice-based educational initiative on critical/feminist/intersectional perspectives of open access, which included a collaboration with the COPIM project Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University, UK, and resulted in a collective rewriting of The Chernobyl Herbarium (Open Humanities Press, 2015).

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PhD Goldsmiths, University of London

MA Digital Media: Technology and Cultural Form at Goldsmiths, University of London

BA Humanities/Philosophy at Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

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