Mehnaaz Momen

Mehnaaz Momen is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Texas A&M International University. Her current book in progress is “Space, Memory, Identity: Anatomy of a Border City.” Her other books are "The Paradox of Citizenship in American Politics: Ideals and Reality" and "Political Satire, Postmodern Reality, and the Trump Presidency: Who Are We Laughing At?".

Articles by this author

"We live in a world where irony has overtaken reality," writes Momen. "Now that we are facing a serious emergency with the coronavirus outbreak, the wall seems ridiculous as a defense against any perceived or real threats." (Photo: Tricia Cortez) Views
Friday, March 20, 2020
Hate in the Time of Coronavirus: A Real Emergency at the Border
A year ago on February 15, 2019, President Trump declared a national emergency on the Southern border , which baffled the residents of border towns who had seen no rise in crime or violence in their jurisdictions and where the security apparatus had been working extremely efficiently to contain the...
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March for Our Lives Portsmouth Views
Saturday, December 01, 2018
The Missing Piece in the Gun Violence Discourse: The Porous Border Between Republic and Empire
There are multiple archives which record gun violence in America diligently and report that every day ninety-six Americans die of gunshot wounds . While mourning and praying and even seething over our impotence at bringing about any change in our gun control laws, we focus on tangible factors such...
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Sunday, March 01, 2015
Culture of Immunity: The Death of a Bangladeshi Writer and the Complicity of the Democratic System
A pair of glasses, a pen, and blood and brains surround the limp lifeless body of Abhijit Roy, clad in a red Punjabi, the body of the curious and courageous mind attacked and hacked, left for dead in front of spectators and police, none of whom came to his rescue while he along with his wife was...
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