Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2019

Document Type


Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors



First Advisor

Joe Bryan

Second Advisor

Mike Dwyer

Third Advisor

Marcos Steuernagel

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Femicide, the disappearance and death of women due to their gender, is occurring throughout Latin America and increasingly within Mexico. In Mexico, this issue has been connected to a myriad of structural causes including neoliberalism, state corruption, violence, and the War on Drugs. High levels of impunity work in coordination with the normalization of violence and discursive mechanisms of patriarchy to render the processes causing feminicide invisible. This paper adds to a lineage of scholarly work that advocates for understanding the issue of feminicide as a process rather than a singular act. This project focuses on documenting methods that NGOs, activists, and artists in Oaxaca, Ciudad Juarez, and Mexico City are currently using to resist feminicide in Mexico.