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Marci R. McMahon

Marci R. McMahon is an associate professor in the Literatures and Cultural Studies Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California with affiliations in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity. She is the author of Domestic Negotiations: Gender, Nation, and Self-Fashioning in US Mexicana and Chicana Literature and Art (Rutgers University Press’s series Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States, 2013). Her publications appear in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies; Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS; Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies; and the Journal of Equity & Excellence in Education. Her current book project Listening to Latinidad: Sonic Cultural Citizenship in US Latina/o Theater and Performance amplifies US national identity as an ongoing sonic performance, exploring how Latinx drama utilizes sonic performance to engage audiences with recurring debates about nationhood, immigration, and gender.

Coming Full Circle
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Coming Full Circle

the 2017 LTC International Convening

21 December 2017

Carla Della Gatta and Marci R. McMahon look back on the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas International Theatre Festival that took place 2-12 November at the Latino Theatre Center in Los Angeles, California.

A Chicana Heroine Redirects El Movimiento
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A Chicana Heroine Redirects El Movimiento

12 October 2017

Marci McMahon reflects on how Diane Rodriguez’s The Sweetheart Deal breaks gendered stereotypes about the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and ’70s. 

Ignited
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Ignited

Healing Activist Trauma in Su Teatro’s Production of Milta Ortiz’s Más

29 July 2017

Marci R. McMahon shares Su Teatro's production of the docudrama Más, a piece where teachers, students, and community members are trying to keep the Mexican American Studies program alive in Tuscon.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

Latin@ Theatre for Social Action in the Time of Donald Trump

26 August 2016

Marci R. McMahon writes about the Latina/o Theater for Social Action course she recently taught at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Valley Alliance of Latina/o Theatre Artists and Educators
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Valley Alliance of Latina/o Theatre Artists and Educators

Connecting and Developing Latina/o Stories in the Rio Grande Valley in Tejas

5 July 2015

In the third installment of our series on Latina/o theatre in Texas, Marci R. McMahon discusses the work being done in educational institutions in the Rio Grande Valley.