Marci   McMahon

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 237
Phone: (956) 665-3425
Email: marci.mcmahon@utrgv.edu
Website: utpa.academia.edu/MarciMcMahon

Dr. Marci McMahon

Marci R. McMahon is an Associate Professor in the Literatures and Cultural Studies Department whose research and teaching interests focus on U.S. Latina/o/x literature, cultural studies, theater and performance, and gender and sexuality studies.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Chicana/o Studies
    • Latina/o Studies
    • Theater and Performance
    • Gender Studies
    • American Studies
  • Education

    • CERT Gender Studies Certificate, Gender Studies, University of Southern California, 2007
    • PhD, English Literature, University of Southern California, 2007
    • MA, English Literature, University of Southern California, 2002
    • BA, Honors in English Literature, The University of Texas - Austin, 1998
  • Currently Teaching

    ENGL 2351 90L - Intro to Mexican American Lit:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ENGL 4390 90L - Senior English Capstone:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Marci McMahon. ed. Advancing Women in Academic STEM Fields through Dual-Career Policies and Practices, co-edited with Marie Mora and Ala Qubbaj. Edited Book Volume. Forthcoming 2017. . Information Age Publishing (Work-Life Balance Series), 2017.

  • Marci McMahon. “Healing Activist Trauma in Su Teatro’s Production of Milta Ortiz’s Más” . Ignited Series for Café Onda: Journal of the Latina/o Theatre Commons. July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017.

  • Marci McMahon. "“Self-Fashioning through Glamour and Punk in East Los Angeles: Patssi Valdez in Asco’s Instant Mural and A La Mode.” In The Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlán, 3rd Edition. Editors Chon A. Noriega, Eric Avila, Karen Mary Davalos, Chela Sandoval, and Rafael Pérez-Torres. University of Washington Press (May 2016). ," University of Washington Press, 2016.

  • Marci McMahon. “Latinx Theater for Social Action in the Time of Donald Trump” . Café Onda: Journal of the Latina/o Theatre Commons. August 2016.

  • Marci McMahon. “Valley Alliance of Latina/o Theatre Artists and Educators: Connecting and Developing Latina/o Stories in the Rio Grande Valley in Tejas” . Café Onda: Journal of the Latina/o Theatre Commons. July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015.

  • Marci McMahon. National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Tejas 2013 Special Issue, co-edited with Sonia Hernández. Rio Bravo: Journal of the Borderlands. Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journal Issue. 23.1 (Spring 2014). 316 manuscript pages. . Rio Bravo Journal , 2014.

  • Marci McMahon. Domestic Negotiations: Gender, Nation, and Self-Fashioning in US Mexicana and Chicana Literature and Art. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2013. (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States Series). Rutgers University Press, 2013.

  • Marci McMahon. "“U.S.-Mexico Border Studies Online Collaboration: Transformative Learning across Power and Privilege,” co- authored with Laura R. Barraclough. In Journal of Equity & Excellence in Education. 46.2 (May 2013): 236-251. ," (2013).

  • Marci McMahon. “Soundscapes of Narco Silence” . Sounding Out!: The Sound Studies Blog. August 2013.

  • Marci McMahon and Laura Barraclough. "“U.S.-Mexico Border Studies Online Collaboration: Transformative Learning across Power and Privilege” ," Journal of Equity & Excellence in Education. 46.2 (May 2013): 236-251. Journal of Equity & Excellence in Education. 46.2 (May 2013): 236-251 (May 2013).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Marci McMahon. Latinx Theater Commons Travel Award for El Fuego Initiative, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, $3,000.00 (March 2017 - May 2017)

  • Marci McMahon. , Competitive Junior Faculty Supplement Travel Grants., $600.00 (April 2017 - April 2017)

  • Marci McMahon. , Office of Global Engagement Travel Award , $500.00 (February 2017 - February 2017)

  • Marci McMahon. , Summer Writing Program Travel Award , $600.00 (June 2016 - October 2016)

  • Marci McMahon. Undergraduate Research Initiative Award., Office of Undergraduate Research and Service Learning ., $1,500.00 (2014 - 2015)

  • Marci McMahon. , Faculty Research Council Grant., (2014 - 2014)

  • Marci McMahon. , Los Angeles Theater Center Encuentro: A National Latina/o Theater Festival Travel Award , (2014 - 2014)

  • Marci McMahon. , Competitive Junior Faculty Supplement Travel Grants., (2013 - 2013)

  • Marci McMahon. , Competitive Junior Faculty Supplement Travel Grants, (2012 - 2012)

  • Marci McMahon. Faculty Development Council Grant, Faculty Development Council, ( 2011)



Selected Presentations


  • Marci McMahon. "“(Re) Sounding Latinidad: Listening to Vocal Performance in Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit Revival Productions.” ," Colloquium for the Study of Latina, Latino, and Latinx Culture and Theory., Graduate Center. City University of New York (CUNY). (March 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "“(Re) Sounding Chicanidad: Listening to the Revival Production of Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit.” ," Modern Language Association (MLA). , Panel: Twenty-First Century Chicanx Performance. Sponsored by Chicana/o Literature and Culture, New York, NY (January 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "Co-Convener. Session: “Extraordinary Bodies: Listening to the Sonic Subaltern,” with Caitlin Marshall. ," American Society of Theatre Research (ASTR). , Atlanta, Georgia (November 2017)

  • Marci McMahon. "Chair and Respondent. Panel: “Styling the Latina/o Body Politic: Club Kids, Goth Scenes, and Snarky Fat Feminists.” ," American Studies Association (ASA). , Chicago, Illinois. (November 2017)

  • Marci McMahon and Patricia Herrera. "“Listening to Sonic Coalition: Virginia Repertory Theater’s In The Heights,” ," Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE), Sponsored by Latinx, Indigenous, and Americas Focus Group., Las Vegas, NV (August 2017)

  • Marci McMahon. "“Teaching Latina/o/x Literature.” ," American Literature Association. , Latina/o Literature and Culture Society., (May 2017)

  • Marci McMahon. "“Sounding Neoliberal Meritocracy: Listening To In The Heights.” ," Inter-University Program For Latino Research Sixth Biennial Siglo XXI Conference: Mapping of Latino Research, Panel: Busting Up The Blame Game: Neoliberal Meritocracy in Latinx Cultural Production, University of Texas at San Antonio (May 2017)

  • Marci McMahon and Patricia Herrera. "“Sonic Pan-Latinidades: Listening Critically to In the Heights"," 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference: Latinx Lives, Matters, and Imaginaries, Panel: Sounding Latinidades: Race, Cultural Citizenship, and In the Heights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. City University of New York (April 2017)

  • Marci McMahon. "“(Re) Sounding Las Américas: Listening to the Mexico City Production of Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit"," Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT): Sounding the Inner Ear of Performance., University of Toronto (February 2017)

  • Marci McMahon. "“Envisioning Queerness and Cultural Multiplicity in Josh Inocéncio’s Purple Eyes.” ," National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Tejas. , Chair of Panel., Texas A&M University. (February 2017)

Current Courses

ENGL 2351 90L - Intro to Mexican American Lit:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 4390 90L - Senior English Capstone:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses