Dr. Mendible is Professor and co-founder of the English program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Her articles have appeared in a range of peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, both in the US and internationally. She is the Editor of four interdisciplinary essay collections, From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture (University of Texas Press, 2007); Race 2008: Critical Reflections on a Historic Campaign (Brown Walker Press, 2012); American Shame: Stigma and the Body Politic (University of Indiana Press, 2016) and American Fury: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage (McFarland Press, forthcoming Dec. 2023). Her monograph, American War Stories: Veteran-Writers and the Politics of Memoir was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2021. She is currently at work on a new book project.