Hepzibah Muñoz-Martínez

Associate Professor


History and Politics

Hazen Hall 345

Saint John

1 506 648 5757

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Visiting professor at El Colegio de San Luis, Mexico

Hepzibah Muñoz-Martínez joined UNB Saint John in 2010. Prior to joining the Department of History and Politics, she taught in the International and Political Studies program at El Colegio de San Luis, and in the Political Science department at the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University. She was also a visiting research fellow at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.

She teaches courses in Global Political Economy, International Development, Politics of Violence, Urban Politics and Latin American studies. She designs her courses to engage students in their learning, placing a great deal of emphasis on students’ participatory involvement. A number of her courses thus incorporate experiential, team and community-based teaching techniques. This includes students’ involvement in local policy projects and human rights awareness campaigns.

Her research interests focus on the politics of violence in Mexico in order to understand the connections between economic inequality and physical insecurity in the northeastern region of this country. Her research interests also include the politics of finance in the Global South. Her work in this area identifies the social forces and the power relations in financial markets and their effects on public policy and society in Latin America.


Uneven Landscapes of Violence: Law and Accumulation in Mexico (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2020)

Articles and invited talks

Hepzibah Muñoz Martínez & Ann Pederson (2019) Global frameworks, local strategies: Women's rights, health, and the tobacco control movement in Argentina, Global Public Health, 14:6-7, 1020-1030

2016 March -“Structural Violence, Neoliberalism and Disappearances in Mexico,” LACS Speaker Series, State University of New York at Albany.

2015 March - “Neoliberal Violence and the Mexican State: Emerging Community and Class struggles,” Event organized by the Centre for Social Justice, Common Frontiers, Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CERLAC), York University, Toronto.

2015 March - “The Disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa Students,” Education and Mobilization in Contested Mexico: Situating Ayotzinapa, CERLAC, York University, Toronto.

2015 April - “Disappearances and the War on Drugs in Mexico,” University of West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.

Marois, Thomas and Hepzibah Muñoz Martínez (2016) “Navigating the Aftermath of Crisis and Risk in Mexico and Turkey,” Research in Political Economy, 31, pp. 165-194.

Muñoz Martínez, Hepzibah (2015) “Hedging Neoliberalism in Mexico: Derivatives as State Policy” New Political Economy, 21: 3, pp. 291-304.

Muñoz Martínez, Hepzibah (2015) “The Politics of Place, Networks and Mobility in the Mexican Peace Movement from 2006-2012,” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 40: 2, pp. 157-175.

Muñoz Martínez, Hepzibah and Stephen McBride (2014) “The Depoliticization of Trade in the North American Region,” International Journal of Political Economy, 43: 2, pp. 100- 115.

Muñoz Martínez, Hepzibah and Thomas Marois (2014) “Capital Fixity and Mobility in Response to the 2008-09 Crisis: Variegated Neoliberalism in Mexico and Turkey,” Environment and Planning D: Space and Society, 32: 6, pp. 1102-1119.

Muñoz Martínez, Hepzibah (2014) “Criminal Violence and Social Control,” North American Congress for Latin America, Spring, pp. 35-6.

Muñoz Martínez, Hepzibah and Leslie Jeffrey (2014) “La Guerra Contra Las Drogas en México, la Política Exterior Canadiense y Derechos Humanos” (War on Drugs in Mexico, Canadian Foreign Policy and Human Rights”) Revista El Colegio de San Luis, 4: 7, pp. 50-69.

Muñoz Martínez, Hepzibah (2014) “Crisis, Class and the ‘Fixing’ of Capitalism in Mexico.” In Yildiz Atasoy (ed.) Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity, London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 228-258.

Recent conference presentations

“The Politics of Forensics: Disappearances in Mexico,” Atlantic Criminal Justice Research and Professional Practice Conference, Saint John, NB, May 2016.

“The Politics of (In)difference in Mexico’s Violence,” Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association, Halifax, September 26, 2015.

“Prayers, Public Space and Everyday Life: Survival and Resistance in Northeastern Mexico,” Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, San José, Costa Rica, July 8, 2015.

“Financial Orthodoxy and the Left: The Monetary Policies in Brazil and Venezuela,” Receding Tide? The Pink Tide and Its Legacy Conference, University of Toronto, January 9, 2015.

“State, Violence and Silencing in Tamaulipas,” Panel Violence and Organized Crime in Tamaulipas, Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, May 21-24, 2014.

Recent interviews

Interviewed by CBC on Tactical Urbanism, December 2017

Interviewed by the Toronto Star on the situation of violence in Mexico, May 2016.

Interviewed by Toronto radio station Voces Latinas on the Disappearances of 43 Students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, March 19, 2015.

Interviewed by BBC’s Women Hour to Discuss the Situation of Women in Mexico, January 2014.

Interviewed by CBC Saint John on the Tin Can Beach Revitalization Student Project, December 2013.