College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Humanities and Communication

Kelly Medina-López


Kelly Medina-López

Kelly Medina-López is an Associate Professor of Composition Studies at California State - Monterey Bay. She researches Latinx and Indigenous rhetorics and writing, border studies, language politics, and myths, monsters, and ghost stories. You can find her projects in Querencia: Essays on the New Mexico Homeland, Constellations, Latinx Rhetoric and Writing Studies, and Aztlán, among others. 



Associate Professor of Composition Studies
Department of Humanities & Communication

Office Location CAHSS 504-2133
Office Hours Mondays, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm and by appointment
Areas of Expertise

Latinx and Indigenous rhetorics and writing studies, border rhetorics, feminist/ Indigenous/ decolonial research methodologies, assessment as social justice, translingual rhetorics, New Mexico rhetorics, place and embodiment studies.

Courses Taught

HCOM 125: Writing, Reading Success
HCOM 348: Race, Colonialism & Film

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