Faculty Profile

Jennifer Gomez Menjivar

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Media Arts
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Ohio State University, 2011.
Major: Spanish & Portuguese
Degree Specialization: Latin American Cultural Studies
Dissertation Title: Liminal Citizenry: Black Experience in the Central American Intellectual Imagination
MA, Ohio State University, 2005.
Major: Spanish & Portuguese
Degree Specialization: Latin American Cultural Studies
BA, California State University, Northridge, 2003.
Major: Women's Studies

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MRTS 4900.715, Special Problems, Summer 2024

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MRTS 3620.001, Digital Media and Society, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4225.001, Women in Film, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4225.002, Women in Film, Spring 2024 SPOT
MRTS 5100.001, Introduction to Graduate Studies in Media Arts, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4350.001, Media Authors, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5515.001, Media Genres and Authors, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4415.001, Topics in Film and Television Studies, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4360.001, Global Media, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5460.001, Global Media, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 5660.001, Industry Studies Topics, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MRTS 4450.001, Topics in Media Industry Studies, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2023). Black in Print: Plotting the Coordinates of Blackness in Central America. SUNY Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Ramos Flores, H. (2022). Hemispheric Blackness and the Exigencies of Accountability. University of Pittsburgh Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2022). Améfrica in Letters: Literary Interventions from Mexico to the Southern Cone. Vanderbilt University Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Chacon, G. E. (2019). Indigenous Interfaces: Spaces, Technology, and Social Networks in Mexico and Central America. University of Arizona Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Salmon, W. N. (2018). Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize. University of North Carolina Press.
Book Chapter
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2023). Tangible Afro-Indigenous Heritage: Land and Sea in Garifuna in Peril. New Central American Film: Twenty-First Century Trends, Genres, and Themes. University Press of Florida.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2022). Black Power in Central American Writing. Teaching Central American Literature in a Global Context. 161-171. New York, NY: Modern Language Association.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2022). Black Writing on the Latin American Mainland: Disruptions to the Prose of Multiculturalism. Améfrica in Letters: Literary Interventions from Mexico to the Southern Cone. 1-24. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Ramos Flores, H. (2022). Introduction. A Black Transcontinental Movement for the Future. Hemispheric Blackness and the Exigencies of Accountability. 3-21. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2022). Triunfo de la Cruz vs. Honduras: Garifuna Land under International Law. Hemispheric Blackness and the Exigencies of Accountability. 120-133. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2022). Xiomara Cacho Caballero: Linguistic Heritage and Afro-Indigenous Survivance on Roatán. Améfrica in Letters: Literary Interventions from Mexico to the Southern Cone.. 170-193. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2022). Indigenous Online. Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Development. 457-467. Oxford and New York: Routledge.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Chacon, G. E. (2019). No Static: Re-Indigenizing Technology. Indigenous Interfaces: Spaces, Technology, and Social Networks in Mexico and Central America. 3-30. University of Arizona Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2015). Spanglish in the Classroom: A Linguistic Approach to Code-Switching in Latina/o Literature. Latina/o Literature in the Classroom: 21st Century Approaches to Teaching. Routledge.
Conference Proceeding
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2018). Moises Serrano’s Forbidden [Documentary]: A North Carolinian DREAMer’s Twist on Chicanx Memoir, Testimonio, and Geography. NAACS Annual Conference Proceedings. 54-62.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Salmon, W. (2017). Attitudes and Endangerment in a Maya Mopan Community. Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistics Society. 52, 253-266.
Salmon, W., Gomez Menjivar, J. (2014). Whose Kriol is Moa Beta? Prestige and Dialects of Kriol in Belize. Proceedings of the 40th Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. 456-479.
Encyclopedia Article
Gomez Menjivar, J., Gates, Jr., H., Franklin W., K. (2016). Eva Ayllón (Peru). Dictionary of Caribbean and Latin American Biography. 168-170. Oxford University Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Gates Jr, H., Knight, F. (2016). Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba). Dictionary of Caribbean and Latin American Biography. Oxford University Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Gates Jr., H., Knight, F. (2016). June Beer (Nicaragua). Dictionary of Caribbean and Latin American Biography. Oxford University Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Gates Jr., H., Knight, F. (2016). Leela Vernon (Belize). Dictionary of Caribbean and Latin American Biography. Oxford University Press.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Gates Jr., H., Knight, F. (2016). Wilfred "Mr. Peters" Peters (Belize). Dictionary of Caribbean and Latin American Biography. Oxford University Press.
Journal Article
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2019). Caribbean Queens: Bridges of the World of the Living and the Ream of Souls. Romance Notes. 59(1), 207-218.
Gomez Menjivar, J., Salmon, W. (2018). Mopan in Context: Mayan Identity, Belizean Citizenship, and the Future of a Language. NAIS. 5(2), 50-70.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2018). Negro, letrado y filósofo: Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua y su Biografía [1854] (Black, Literate and Philosophical: Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua and his Biography [1854]). Hispanófila. 184, 5-21.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2018). Redes garífunas insurgentes: derechos culturales y derechos a la comunicación desde los espacios virtuales [Insurgent Garifuna Networks: Cultural and Communication Rights within Virtual Spaces]. Istmo: revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos. 37, 172-189.
Salmon, W., Gomez Menjivar, J. (2017). Setting and Language Attitudes in a Creole Context. Applied Linguistics. 40(2), 248-264.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2017). Straight Outta Livingston: Black Indigeneity, Wordsmithing, and Code-Switching in Wingston González's Poetry. 7(1), 124-145. Transmodernity.
Salmon, W., Gomez Menjivar, J. (2016). Language Attitudes and Varieties of Kriol in Belize City and Punta Gorda. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. 31(2), 316-360.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2016). Passing into Fictions: Blackness, Writing, and Power in the Captaincy of Guatemala. Chasqui. 45(1), 97-112.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2016). Perfiles culturales negros: África y la negritud en la obra temprana dariana (Black Cultural Profiles: Africa and Blackness in Darío's Early Poetry). Mesoamérica: una revista multidisciplinaria. 58, 22-39.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2016). Precious Water, Priceless Words: Fluidity and Mayan Experience on the Guatemala-Belize Border. Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Studies Journal. 19(1), 23-32.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2015). In These Neoliberal Times: Blackness and the Costa Rican Multicultural Nation. 4, 1-25. Alter/nativas: Latin American Cultural Studies Journal.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2015). The Black Panamanian-Jamaican Connection: Imperialism, Race, and Class in Demetrio Aguilera Malta's Canal Zone. 13(1), 262-271. A Contracorriente.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2012). Feast Your Eyes on This: A Gourmand Explores the Culinary Delights of Seventeenth-Century Guatemala. Cincinnati Romance Review. 33, 145-163.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2012). Novel Reconciliations: The Discourses of Oppression, Feminism, and Nation in Calypso and Limon Blues. 15, 124-131. Hipertexto.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2009). 'De tal palo, tal astilla': la huella de la memoria en Obabakoak y su adaptación cinematográfica, Obaba ('The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree': Memory in Obabakoak and its Film Adaptation, Obaba). 13-22. Divergencias: revista de estudios lingüísticos y literarios.
Gomez Menjivar, J. (2009). Desde la periferia a la casa grande: la inversion de la mirada etnográfica en Balún Canán (From the Periphery to the Big House: The Reversal of the Ethnographic Gaze in Balún Canán). Letras Hispanas. 6(2), 123-126.
Saetermoe, C., Gomez Menjivar, J., Bamaca, M., Gallardo, C. (2004). A Qualitative Enquiry of Caregivers of Adolescents with Severe Disabilities in Guatemala City. Disability and Rehabilitation. 26, 1032-1047.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Gomez Menjivar, J. (Principal), "Senior Research Fellowship: Temporal Communities Cluster of Excellence, Research Area 5 “Building Digital Communities.”," Sponsored by Freie Universität Berlin, International, $5000 Funded. (May 1, 2022May 31, 2022).
Grant - Service
Gomez Menjivar, J., Salmon, W. N., "Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund Award.," University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (20232023).
Gomez Menjivar, J. (Principal), "Micro Grant Mentoring Program," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (20232023).
Grant - Teaching
Gomez Menjivar, J., "David J. Peterson: CLASS Small Grant," Sponsored by CLASS, University of North Texas, $250 Funded. (20222023).
Gomez Menjivar, J., "David J. Peterson: Speaker Related to the Curriculum," Sponsored by Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund, University of North Texas, $1738 Funded. (20222023).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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