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.

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, a TEDx talk, 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. 

Before joining Harvard, Dr. 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, and Critical Latinx Indigeneities.



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

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