Mónica J. Sánchez-Flores

Is the daughter of Judith Flores-Camacho and Rubén Sánchez-Rodríguez, sister of Gabriela, Lorena, Rubén, Ximena and Rodrigo Sánchez-Flores, and mother of Christina Douglass. (names in Mexico do not include the hyphen between the two last names of our parents, but I add it here). Mónica was born in the land of the Mexica people (misnamed Aztec), the Valley of Mexico, that is now known as Mexico City. She is proud of her Mexican origin and heritage.

Mónica is grateful to live and work as a guest in the land of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwépemc’ulecw, the traditional  territory of the Secwépemc people.

Mónica is a speaker of Spanish, English, and French, and considers herself a cosmopolitan; is an avid reader of mystical writings, a regular practitioner of yoga and an enthusiastic dancer; she loves international food, traveling and reading fiction, and enjoys camping with her family and long walks in nature. She is also Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). She holds a PhD in Sociology and a M.Sc. in Social and Political Theory from the University of Edinburgh. She has taught a variety of subjects (politics, social and political theory, philosophy, literature, history and sociology) in Mexico, India, and Canada since 2000; and is the author of Political Philosophy for the Global Age (2005, Palgrave) and Cosmopolitan Liberalism: Expanding the Boundaries of the Individual (2010, Palgrave).