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Myrriah Gomez

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Phone: (505) 277-4315
Office: Honors College 2C

Assistant Professor

Dr. Myrriah Gómez, prior to joining the Honors College, was an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Mexico – Gallup. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University and a Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico. She earned her Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Latina/o Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014. 

Myrriah received a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Academies in 2011, which enabled her to return to New Mexico to conduct empirical and archival research for her dissertation.  She has taught courses in History, Chicana/o Studies, Humanities, and English departments across New Mexico and in Texas. She received the UNM Faculty of Color award for Teaching in 2015. Myrriah’s current book project is entitled Nuclear Nuevo México: Identity, Ethnicity, and Resistance in Atomic Third Spaces. She is a proud Nuevomexicana, who is always in search of ways to better the lives of New Mexicans.

Research Interests: Chicana/o and Indigenous Literatures, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Decolonial Studies, and U.S. Atomic History and Culture