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Dr Jennifer Irish-Mendez

Assistant Professor of Spanish


Dr. Jennifer Irish-Mendez is an Assistant Professor of Spanish for the Department of Foreign Languages. Her research focuses on the evolving representation of Hispanic Caribbean gender, racial, and sexual identities in contemporary narrative and performance by Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican women and, in particular, how narratives produced by these diasporic communities reshape mainstream discourses of identity, nationality, and belonging in the homeland. Her work has appeared in Label Me Latina/o, Studies in American Culture, and Transmodernity, among other publications.  

Dr. Irish-Mendez is the OIC for the International Cadets of West Point Club and serves as Course Director for LS485 - Spanish American Literature, LS484 - Spanish American Civilization and Culture, and LS371 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish. She also assists with the execution and development of Semester Abroad Programs and AIADs in Spanish-speaking countries.

Dr. Irish-Mendez lives with her husband in Westchester County, NY and enjoys cooking, running, and horticulture.