Gabriela Méndez Cota

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico

Gabriela Méndez Cota received her PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, for a thesis titled The Genetic Contamination of Mexican Nationalism (2014). In 2011 she edited a book, Another Technoscience is Possible: Agricultural Lessons for the Post-Humanities (2011) for the Living Books About Life series. In 2013, she coordinated a symposium on Biomediations at the National Centre for the Arts in Mexico City, as part of the international festival of new media arts Transitio_MX05. She is currently working as a freelance researcher, academic consultant and university lecturer for several institutions in Mexico, among them 17, Institute of Critical Studies, Centro Nacional de las Artes and Universidad de las Americas, Puebla. Most recently, Gabriela has been awarded a grant from the National Foundation for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) in order to conduct research on the current transformation of indigenous food practices in the region of Cholula, Mexico as well as a grant from the National Council for Science and Technology (Conacyt) to work as a post-doctoral fellow at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City.