José Ángel Maldonado

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric & Public Culture Communication Studies

CV

DR. JOSE ANGEL MALDONADO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, specializes in rhetorical theory and cultural studies. Specifically, his research focuses on the ways that the militarization of Mexican cities and towns has altered civic life. His research centralizes critical rhetorics of life and death in post-NAFTA Mexico, and covers topics such as mass graves, narcoviolence, vigilantism, and feminicidios. Additionally, he is interested in globalization, modernity, colonialism, transnationalism, indigeneity, and Latin American rhetorics. His research on Mexican thanatourism appeared in the Southern Communication Journal and his research on immigration across the Mediterranean can be found in Javnost-The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Hasian, M.A., J.A. Maldonado & S.M. Muller. (2017). Democratic Dissent and the Politics of Rescue during the 21st Century’s “Inhospitable” EU Migration “Crisis.” Javnost-The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture 24(3), 251-266.

Hasian, M.A., J.A. Maldonado & K.A. Ono. (2015). Thanatourism, Caminata Nocturna, and the Complex Geopolitics of Mexico’s Parque EcoAlberto. Southern Communication Journal, 80 (4), 311-330.

Maldonado, J.A. (2017). “A bus asleep by the gutter,” and “Las mil formas de morir.” The  Acentos Review. February Issue. http://www.acentosreview.com/February2017/jose-angel-maldonado.html

TEACHING

Undergraduate

Comm 498: Special Topics