Project Description

Claudia Mendez Wright

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sociology and Anthropology

Claudia Méndez Wright is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Originally from Bogota-Colombia, Claudia got her undergraduate degree in anthropology from Universidad de los Andes. Her mentors and sociological theory sparked her intellectual curiosity during her time in Los Andes. Her professional experience in marketing research further informed her interests in gender, class, and consumer culture. She got her Master’s in Communication from the University of Louisiana. Upon becoming an immigrant and later on a mother, she decided to start her PhD in sociology.

Her current research looks at the experiences and motherhood identities of transnational mothers using a multi-sited and multigenerational approach. Claudia’s teaching experience includes training marketing professionals in qualitative methods, teaching at the college and university level in four different disciplines and mentoring students. She believes that her role as an instructor is to make evident the obvious in an attempt to inspire students’ growth through knowledge with a focus on social justice. Claudia lives with her partner, her daughter, five chickens, and two cats. In her free time, she travels in search of new adventures and ideas and attempts to ski in the beautiful Utah mountains.