Madeline Mendoza


PhD Student

American Literary Studies

Contact Information

Office Location: Humanities 236


Madeline Rose Mendoza is a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Writing and an NMHED scholarship recipient from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and of Ohkay Owingeh and Chicana lineage. She received a B.A. in English and Psychology from Austin College and an M.A. in Native American Studies with a specialization in Indigenous Futurisms from the University of Lethbridge. 

Madeline's research interests include Indigenous Literary Theory, Indigenous Rhetorics, Decolonial Methodologies, Indigenous Feminisms, AlterNative Discourses, and Critical Indigenous Pedagogies. 

In addition to her studies, Madeline teaches Composition as a Core Writing Instructor in the English Department and is the Book Review Editor for the Native American Studies Journal, Wicazo Sa Review (WSR). She is currently working on a special edition on Indigenous Futurisms in WSR.  

Madeline was honored with the 2023 Howard Dean Everett Scholarship from the English Department and received the 2022-2023 Outstanding Peer Mentor Award from the Core Writing Program. She has also been an active participant in the PNMGC (Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color) program since 2021.

Department of English Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Second Floor
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021