Selected Publications

Carrillo, J. and Mendez, J. (forthcoming). The Block: Spatial Justice, Pedagogies, and Latino Urbanism. In Spatial Justice in Urban Studies and Planning Education.

Carrillo, J. and Mendez, J. (forthcoming). The Borderlands of “Home”: Humanizing and decolonizing “work” in the U.S. University. In re-humanizing international education in the borderlands

Mendez, J. and Carrillo, J. (2019). Inner Work, Public Acts: Public Pedagogy and Spatial Justice in the New Latinx South. The Urban Review.

Carrillo, J. and Mendez, J. (2016). Vulnerable Manhood: Paired Group Testimonios of Latino Male Faculty. Berkeley Review of Education, Vol. 6: No 1, pp. 29-53. 

Mendez, J. and Hill-Rorie, J. (2016). Latina/os and the Academe/Stress, Anxiety, and Depression/How does the lack of diversity and inclusion among Latina/o faculty and students effect mental health? In K. Lomotey, P. Ruf, P. Jackson, V. Copeland, A. Huerta, N. Iglesias-Prieto, and D. Brown (Eds.) Contemporary Issues for People of Color, Vol. 4: Health and Wellness.  Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, Inc.

            

Mendez, J and Sanchez, M. (2016). “We like hearing your stories about Lah-tee-nohs, but when are you going to talk about us?” Disrupting the reproduction of whiteness through social and cultural foundations of education. In Josh Diem (Ed.) The Social and Cultural Foundations of Education: A reader for the 21st century. San Diego, California: Cognella Academic Publishing.    

 

Mendez, J. and Vega, S. (2016). “Basta Ya!” “Enough!” Pa’lante. The struggle continues: A lesson on Latinidad, activism, and the academy. In Virginia Stead (Ed.) RIP Jim Crow: Fighting Racism through Higher Education Policy, Curriculum, and Cultural Interventions. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

 

Mendez, Jason. (2014). “‘Revisiting Sordid Fantasies’: Employing Detournement in the classroom.” in Jim Trier (ed.) Detournement as Pedagogical Praxis. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers 

Mendez, Jason. (2014). “Raising the Point!: An Artistic Approach in Supporting A Community’s Call to Action,” International Journal of Education and the Arts.

Mendez, Jason (2011) "Raising the Point," Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum: Vol. 1 : Iss. 1 , Article 11. 

 
 

Selected Conference Presentations

Mendez, J. (2020). Facing COVID-19 at Home: An assessment of schooling environments and college persistence for First-Generation College Students. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas. 

 

Mendez, J. and Carrillo, J. (2019). Narratives of Resistance in a Post-Truth Era. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Baltimore, MD. 

 

Mendez, J. (Discussant) (2019). Legacies of Highlander: Community Organizing and Work toward Justice. Panel presentation at the American Educational Research Association, Baltimore, MD. 

 

Mendez, J. and Carrillo, J. (2017). Spatial Justice, Educational Equity, and Critical Pedagogy in the New Latina/o Diaspora. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas. 

 

Mendez, J. and Cage Conley, T. (2016). Raising Our Sons: Racism, Trauma, and Revolutionary Parenting. Theatrical performance at the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education’s 14th Annual Alumni of Color Conference, Cambridge, MA. 

 

Mendez, J. (2014). Culture, Power, and Resistance: Experiences from a First-Year Professor paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.  

 

Mendez, J. (2014). “Why does the black guy always die first?”: Exploring parallels between racism in horror films and public school closures paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.  

 

Heybach, J., Konkol, P., Machados-Casas, Mendez, J., M., Swain, A., Pour-Khorshid, F., Rawls, S., Rodriguez, S. (2014). Activating Social Justice: Bridging Theory to Practice through Social Activism in Our Communities. Paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.  

Teaching

  • Sociology of Education


  • Cultural Studies in Urban Education

  • Pedagogies and Practices in Urban Education

  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

  • Critical Perspectives in Urban Education

  • Qualitative Research Methods 

  • Critical Studies in Education


  • Education, Community, & Activism: Latinx experiences in schools


  • Arts, Culture, & Lived Experience: Teaching & learning through the arts 

  • Sociocultural Foundations of Education


  • Teaching Masculinities


  • Teaching and Learning with Educational Technology


  • Adolescent Development in Middle and High Schools