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Wednesday Seminars

Break up your week with USMEX, when on Wednesdays the center gives the floor to a USMEX Fellow to highlight their respective research while in residence. Learn about a wide range of topics, plus get in on the discussion.

Upcoming Events 

All seminars are at 3:30 in the Deutz Conference Room at the Institute of the Americas unless otherwise noted. Download the full schedule here (PDF).

Feb. 1
“Using community based research to inform targeted interventions that support migrant resettlement in Mexico”
Speaker: USMEX Fellow Vicky Ojeda

Feb. 8
“Oscar Lewis sees Mexico City: Slums, Squatters, and Imaginary Communities”
Speaker: USMEX Fellow Emilio de Antunano Villarreal

Feb. 15 

“From the Bracero Program to the Border Industrialization Program: How More Than Two Decades of "Managed" Migration Shaped the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”
Speaker: USMEX Fellow Alina Mendez

Feb. 22
“Criminal Economy in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Reaches in the Social Space Conformation (2000 – 2010)”
Speaker: USMEX Fellow Zulia Orozco Reynoso

March 1 | Room 3106, GPS Robinson Complex, Building 3, UC San Diego
"Ni sumisos, ni activistas. Political Art in Contemporary Mexico"
Speaker: USMEX Fellow Tania Islas Weinstein

March 8 
“Socio-ecological Correlates of Type 2 Diabetes in a Medically Vulnerable Migrant Community on the U.S.-Mexico Border”
Speaker: USMEX Fellow Jessica McCurley

March 15 
“Diachronic Variation in Regional Figurine Traditions and the Rise of the Teotihuacan State”
Speaker: USMEX Fellow Kiri Hagerman