Americo Mendoza-Mori

Dr. Américo Mendoza-Mori is an interdisciplinary scholar trained in literary, linguistic and cultural studies. His research focuses on Latin American, U.S. Latinx, and Indigenous communities. At Harvard he has launched the Quechua Initiative on Global Indigeneity.

Mendoza-Mori’s work has appeared in a variety of academic journals, has been presented at the United Nations, and has been featured in The New York Times, Library of Congress, a TEDx talk, BBC, NPR, Remezcla. He received his B.A. from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, in Lima (Peru), and has a Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Florida. 

Previously, Mendoza-Mori took on innovative leadership roles: founder and coordinator of the University of Pennsylvania’s Quechua program, co-founder of The Quechua Alliance, and co-founder of the Thinking Andean Studies international conference. He has been a cultural consultant for theater and film, including Paramount Pictures’ movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold in 2019. Additionally, he has been involved in educational and community-based initiatives in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and the United States.  Currently, he is a member of the MLA's ADFL Executive Committee (2021-2024). 

At Harvard's EMR, he is teaching courses on Transnational Cultural Studies, Education and Language, U.S. Latinidad, and Critical Latinx Indigeneities.

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Fall 2022
EMR 1010 Topics on Latinx Studies: Imagining Latinidad
EMR 151 Quechua, language revitalization and Global Indigeneity

Spring 2022
EMR 148 Indigeneity and Latinidad
EMR 149 Latinx Representation in Media, Films and Pop Culture

Fall 2021
EMR 1010 Topics on Latinx Studies: Imagining Latinidad
EMR 147  COVID-19, Inequality and the Latinx community.