Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Arts and Science
Research interests: The intersection between culture, religion, politics and national identity in Mexico during the 20th century, focusing on the evolution of political and social imaginaries, modernity and secularism.
Ph. D. Student, Queen’s University, 2020-2024
M. A. in Religious Studies, Queen’s University, 2020
M.B.A. Texas Tech University, 2004
B. A. in Philosophy, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, 2001
Francisco Zepeda is a Ph.D. student in Cultural Studies and a teaching assistant in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s University. He is also a research fellow at the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI) and was a research assistant at SILS 27. Currently, he researches the evolution of political and social imaginaries, both religious and secular, in Mexico during the 20th century. On the one hand, he uses archive work and discourse analysis to explore the diary of debates of key legislative processes that led to promulgation or amendments of Mexican constitutions and shaped the political and economic systems. On the other hand, he investigates alternative social imaginaries, such as those of the Cristeros and the Zapatista Movement, which exemplify some voices traditionally excluded by the political elites that have contested the hegemonic narrative.
SPAN 111: Beginning Spanish I (Winter 2022)
Teaching assistant for SPAN 111 Beginning Spanish I (Fall 2021)