Alexa Mendez

Afro-Germans in Grass Skirts: The Exploitation of Blackness in Nazi German Cinema.

Alexa Mendez is a first year PhD student in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Alexa has lived and studied in Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Alexa’s research interests encompass Afro-German and Afro-Russian history, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

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