Noraeden Mora Mendez

Postdoctoral Scholar - Teaching Fellow
Noraeden Mora Mendez


Noraedén Mora Méndez is a doctoral candidate in the Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture program (Comparative Literature track) at USC. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology (UCAB), and Psychoanalytic training (UCV), in Caracas, Venezuela. She holds an MA in Cultural and Critical Studies from Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Her interests broadly include the intersections between literature, visuality and philosophy, with a focus on Latin America and specifically on Venezuela. She is also interested in translation and editing as practices that imply collaboration, mourning, and contamination. Her approach is transdisciplinary and works with experimental artworks and writings that cross the borders between genres, languages, media and/or disciplines. She has published articles in Spanish and English about cinema, art, translation and literature, and her current research focuses on the motif of the passage in aesthetic works to establish a conversation about Venezuela, its borders, and its temporalities.


  • M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Southern California, 2018
  • M.A. , Birkbeck College, University of London, 2012
  • Graduate Diploma. , Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2009
  • B.A. Psychology, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, 2007