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

    MASC 4317 90L - Mexican-American Literature:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ENGL 3334 90L - Ethnic Women Writers:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ENGL 4317 90L - Mexican American Literature:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ENGL 4390 90L - Senior English Capstone:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Marci McMahon and Patricia Herrera. " “Oye, Oye: A Manifesto for Listening to Chicanx/Latinx Theater”," Dossier on Chicanx/Latinx Teatro, ed. Brian Herrera for Aztlán: A Journal of Chicana/o Studies. Aztlán: A Journal of Chicana/o Studies (2019).

  • Marci McMahon. "“Lydia Mendoza “Reina de la música Tejana”: Self-Stylizing Mexicanidad through China Poblana in the US-Mexico Borderlands.”," meXicana Fashions: Self-Adornment, Identity Constructions, and Political Self-Presentations. Duke University Press, 2019.

  • Marci McMahon. Ybarra, Patricia, Latinx Theater in the Times of Neoliberalism. Theatre Journal , 2018.

  • 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. Work-Life Balance Series. Information Age Publishing (IAP). Information Age Publishing (Work-Life Balance Series), July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018.

  • Marci McMahon. ""Soundscapes of Narco Silence in US-Mexico Borderlands Performance"," Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques: The International Association of Theater Critics Journal. Special Issue “Sound/Theater: Sound in Performance” of Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques: The International Association of Theater Critics Journal no. 16 (December 2017).

  • Marci McMahon. "“Performing Sonic Cultural Citizenship: CASA 0101’s Production of Josefina López’s Detained in the Desert”," Text and Performance Quarterly. Text and Performance Quarterly 37, no. 3-4 (2017): 203-219.

  • Marci McMahon. “A Chicana Heroine Redirects El Movimiento: Diane Rodríguez’s The Sweetheart Deal”. Ignited Series for Café Onda: Journal of the Latina/o Theatre Commons. October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 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.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Marci McMahon. , Competitive Faculty Supplement Travel Grants., $1,400.00 (2017 - 2018)

  • 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 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)



Selected Presentations


  • Marci McMahon. "Chair: American Literature Society and Presidential Theme Panel: “American Literature Pedagogies.”," Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago, IL. (January 2019)

  • Marci McMahon, Caitlin Marshall , and Patricia Herrera . "Co-Convener. Session: “Prick Up the Ears: Listening to the Subalterns’ Sonic Revolutions," with Caitlin Marshall and Patricia Herrera.," American Society of Theatre Research (ASTR), (November 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "“Reclaiming Sonic Subalterity: Scratching White Supremacy and Looping Latinidad in Lin Manuel-Miranda’s In The Heights.”," American Studies Association (ASA), Sound Studies Caucus Panel: Emergent Auralities: Subaltern Sounds in Latinx Cultural Production and Performance, Atlanta, GA (November 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "Webinar: “Dual Careers and Women in STEM"," Higher Education Research Consortium (HERC), (November 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "Chair. Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society Panel. “Queer Chicana Activism and Performance Ahora!: Celebrating ‘International Hip Chick’ Monica Palacios.”," American Literature Association (ALA) , San Francisco, CA (May 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "Chair. Latina/o/x Literature and Culture Society Panel: “Queerness, Familia, and Gendered Identities in Chicana/o/x Literary and Cultural Production.” ," American Literature Association (ALA) , San Francisco, CA (May 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "“Sonic Intimacies and Queer Desire in Monica Palacios’s I Kissed Chavela Vargas.” ," American Literature Association (ALA), Panel: Queer Chicana Activism and Performance Ahora!: Celebrating ‘International Hip Chick’ Monica Palacios, San Francisco, CA (May 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "“Teaching Classical Drama Through Latinx Studies"," Latinx Shakespeare: A Borderlands Drama Symposium , Roundtable: Performance and Pedagogy, Texas A&M University-San Antonio. San Antonio, Texas (April 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "“Sonic Methodologies and Ephemeral Archives in Latinx Theater Studies"," Methods to the Madness Speaker Series, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Library, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Library, McAllen, Texas (April 2018)

  • Marci McMahon. "Chair and Organizer of Panel: "Afrolatinidad Historias and Performance Panel Featuring Playwright Jelisa Jay Robinson"," UTRGV Leadership and Mentoring, Campus Programming Board, and Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Edinburg Campus (April 2018)

Current Courses

MASC 4317 90L - Mexican-American Literature:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 3334 90L - Ethnic Women Writers:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 4317 90L - Mexican American Literature:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 4390 90L - Senior English Capstone:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses