Dr. Nodia Mena

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Dr. Nodia Mena

Honors Teaching Fellow

Dr. Nodia Mena has been a Lecturer of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at UNCG and received her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations in the School of Education at UNCG. She has served as a cultural ambassador of Garifunas, African and Native American-descended people in the Caribbean. In addition to having taught Spanish, she has taught Honors Colloquia as well as a seminar on Garifunas. She helped to co-found the Afro-Latin American/Latinx Studies Project in the African-American and African Diaspora Studies Program at UNC Greensboro and co-authored the article “Garifunas in the African Diaspora” for the Carolina¬†Peacemaker. She has also worked with the Racial Equity team at UNC Greensboro and was featured with her son on NPR. Her 2019 TEDx talk on connecting with Garifuna culture may be seen here. In 2020 she received a Lloyd International Honors College Teaching and Mentoring Excellence Award.