Sandra Mendiola García | Women's & Gender Studies

Sandra Mendiola García

Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Department of History
WH 263
Latin American History

I specialize in modern Mexican history. My research centers around labor, gender, and food history and I am most interested in invisible, informal, and precarious kinds of labor at different sites: the streets, the home, and the mining industry. My first book, Street Democracy (2017) focuses on street vendors in Puebla, Mexico and I am currently studying silver miners in central Mexico in the twentieth century. I am also interested in analyzing how working-class food has become attractive and profitable to the tourist industry in areas that have experienced deindustrialization.

At UNT I teach colonial and modern courses about Latin American and Mexican history. I am also affiliated to the Latina/o Mexican American Studies.