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Myrriah Gómez

Assistant Professor

Office: Honors College, ASM 1070

Dr. Myrriah Gómez is from the Pojoaque Valley in northern New Mexico. She earned her Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Latina/o Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a 2011 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. She joined the UNM Honors College in 2016, and she directs the Conexiones-Spain study abroad program. She is faculty coordinator for the UNM Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. Myrriah’s monograph, Nuclear Nuevo México: Colonialism and the Effects of the Nuclear Industrial Complex on Nuevomexicanos (University of Arizona, 2022), demonstrates how earlier eras of settler colonialism laid the foundation for nuclear colonialism in New Mexico.

Research Interest:

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