I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at St. Lawrence University. The courses that I normally teach are: GS 201: Race, Culture and Identity, cross listed with Caribbean and Latin American Studies and Native American Studies. GS 250: La Frontera: Cultural Identities in the U.S./Mexico Border, cross listed with Caribbean and Latin American Studies and Native American Studies, GS 302: Theories of Cultural Studies, GS 290: Qualitative Methods; GS 247: Clinic on the effects of Globalization on Human Rights; and in the summers, I teach the course “Cultural Ecology and the Ejido System in Yucatan.” I am Chinese-Mexican and I have lived in various parts of the world. One of the gratifications of being a faculty member at St. Lawrence University is to have enjoyed the institutional support to link my teaching, scholarship and service in a holistic manner. I have taken students to the US/Mexico border on regular basis as part of the course: La Frontera: Cultural Identities in the US Mexico Border. The summer course “Cultural Ecology and The Ejido System in Yucatan” was developed with a Mellon Grant. The students and me travel to Mayan communities and are able to see some of the best archeological sites and beaches of Mexico. We work together with Faculty from the Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, in the Centro Regional de la Peninsula de Yucatan. I enjoy working with students to find out their own research interest and passions, particularly the courses that involve exposing students to methodological and moral issues involved in research such as the local and the global, text and context, processual analysis and multiperspectivity. I have been quite interested in integrating students’ learning with issues of social justice. I enjoyed the experience and opportunity to be the Director of the St. Lawrence University Spain Program during the academic year 2008-2009 and I am directing the program again for the academic year 2014-2015. I was the coordinator of the Caribbean and Latin American Program from the Spring 2010 to Fall 2013.
Doctor of Philosophy
- Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Honors.
Master of Arts
Bacher of Arts
Presentations, Exhibitions, Performances and Published Work:
- Chew Sánchez, M. (2014) “Paramilitarism and State-Terrorism in Mexico as a Case Study of Shrinking Functions of the Neoliberal State.” Perspectives on Global Development. 13. Dwight Hasse. University of Toledo. Pp. 176-196.
- Chew Sánchez, M. (2011). “Taming the Dragon: Deconstructing Nationalism and mestizaje through the presence of Chinese-Mexicans in the Mexican cultural landscape.” In:Eds:Grace Kyungwon Hong, Ro:Strange Affinities: the sexual and gendered politics of
- comparative racialization. Duke University Press.
- Chew Sánchez, M. (2008). Corridos en la Memoria Migrante. Editorial Eon. Mexico D.F., Mexico. Translation of the book (2006). Chew Sánchez, M. (2006). Corridos in Migrant Memory. University of New Mexico Press. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Regularly Taught Courses:
- GS 102 Race, Culture and Identity, cross-listed with Caribbean and Latin American Studies and U.S. Studies.
- GS 250: La Frontera: Cultural Identities in the U.S./Mexico border. Cross listed with Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Native American Studies and U.S. Studies.
- GS 255: Popular Culture. Cross-listed with Caribbean and Latin American Studies and U.S. Studies.
- GS 260: Migration, Nationalism and Transnationalism. Cross listed with Caribbean and Latin American Studies and U.S. Studies
- GS 290: Qualitative Methods
- GS 302: Theories of Cultural Studies
- GS 347: Clinic: Effects of Globalization on Human Rights.
Sample Student Projects Supervised:
- Rivarola, Facundo: Honors.“Deconstructing the Prisms of Land-and-Conflict in Rural Paraguay through Grounded-Theory Analysis:The case of Landless Campesinos
- Carreon, Frances: “Migrant Workers in the North Country.” McCourt, Robert: “Cultural impacts of luxury goods in China. The case study of Rolex and the one-child policy. McHugh, Corey: “Tweens as an Emerging Media Market
- McKibben, Wyatt. Hip-Hop Commercialized and Globalized: How a Street Culture Grew into a Global Phenomenon.
- 2010-2011 • Mohammad Abid Amiri: "American Muslims and the Media After September 11." Honors
- Lauren Bennet, " Dancing Through History: An Examination of Ethnography in Dance- a Case Study and a Reflection on a Personal Work." Performance. Honors.
- Lily Rougeot: "Turning the Perpetual Wheel of Global Inequality: An Analysis of Processes of Foreign Aid." Honors.
- Liliana Saplontai: " Youth In Argentina: Understanding Social and Political Attitudes of Generation Y Within Globalized Context From a Socio-historical Perspective." Honors.
- Laura Sisco:”St. Lawrence County Sustainable Farms.”
- Davis, Tiara: Honors:“It’s Pronounced Ask: Understanding the Contested Black Voice”.•
- Laura Woltag “Exploring Youth Identities: the Akwesasne Creative Writing Class.” (Honors).
- Co-directed the Honor’s project: Nicole Armbruster. “An Analysis of the Organizational Structures of the Mobilizations against the Free Trade Area of the Americas: from Quebec City to Miami.” (Honors).
- Gustavo Carrasco: “Regetton in Spanish Speaking Countries”
- Hodosy, Phillip: Spring, 2014. “The Distribution of Classical Music and the Decline of Patronage in 19th Century Austria”.
- Nwenji, Jennifer. “Descentering Nationalism: the African Diaspora in London and New York.” Spring, 2012.