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Fellows Program

USMEX has one of the largest residential fellowship programs in the U.S. for research on Mexico. The program has received more than 650 academics at UC San Diego. Each year we bring together fellows from the social sciences and related fields to engage with our students, faculty and the larger San Diego cross-border community. Learn more about our past fellows.

Meet the 2015–16 Fellows

  • Jaime Arredondo

    Jaime Arredondo

    Ph.D. candidate in global public health, UC San Diego
    Residency: September 2015 – May 2016
    Research Project: Police and Public Health: Decriminalization on the ground with the Tijuana Police Department

  • Claudia Chávez Argüelles

    Claudia Chávez Argüelles

    Ph.D. candidate in sociocultural/activist anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
    Residency: September 2015 – May 2016
    Research Project: Beyond Legal Truths: Impunity, Memory and Maya Alternative Justice After the Acteal Massacre  

  • Alejandro Brugués

    Alejandro Brugués

    Professor of economics, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
    Nonresidential visiting fellow
    Research Project: Binational Industry Clusters
  • Jose Luis Burgos

    Jose Luis Burgos

    Assistant professor in global public health, UC San Diego
    Nonresidential visiting fellow
    Research Project: Binational U.S.-Mexico Global Mental Health Training
  • Eduardo Torre Cantalapiedra

    Eduardo Torre Cantalapiedra

    Ph.D. candidate in Population Studies, El Colegio de México
    Residency: March – May 2016
    Research Project: Mexican Families in Phoenix Facing the Arizona's Anti-immigrant Policies: Permanence and Interstate Migration

  • Salvador Espinosa

    Salvador Espinosa

    Professor of public affairs, San Diego State University
    Residency: January – June 2016
    Research Project: Regulatory Harmonization, Bond Market Development and Strategic Cross-Border Infrastructure

  • Noe Aron Fuentes

    Noe Aron Fuentes

    Professor of economics, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
    Nonresidential visiting fellow
    Research Project: Binational Industry Clusters
  • Andrea Giralt

    Andrea Giralt

    Consultant
    Nonresidential visiting fellow
    Research Project: Analysis of Cali-Baja Economic Growth and Global Competitiveness
  • Laura Gutiérrez

    Laura Gutiérrez

    Ph.D. candidate in history, UC San Diego
    Residency: September 2015 – May 2016
    Research Project: A Constant Threat: Deportation and Return Migration to Northern Mexico, 1918-1965

  • Romeo Guzman

    Romeo Guzman

    Ph.D. candidate in history, Columbia University
    Residency: September 2015 – May 2016
    Research Project: Transnational Citizens: Mexican Migrant Families and Youth, 1920s to 1940s

  • Tania Islas Weinstein

    Tania Islas Weinstein

    Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of Chicago
    Residency: January – June 2016
    Research Project: Common Sense, Uncommon Worlds: The Politics of Art and Representation in Contemporary Mexico

  • Anthony Jerry

    Anthony Jerry

    Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Scholar, UC San Diego
    Residency: September 2015 – August 2016
    Research Project: Politics of Race and Citizenship on the U.S.-Mexico Border
  • Lucia Martinez Moctezuma

    Lucia Martinez Moctezuma

    Research professor, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
    Residency: September 2015 – May 2016
    Research Project: The children's body in Latin-American school: Narratives and representations, 1880-1940

  • Alejandro Monjaraz

    Alejandro Monjaraz

    Ph.D. candidate in economics and international relations, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
    Residency: September – November 2015
    Research Project: Transnational Political Participation: Migrant Associations in Los Angeles and their Involvement in Mexican Electoral Processes

  • Magnus Pharao Hansen

    Magnus Pharao Hansen

    Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, Brown University
    Residency: September 2015 – May 2016
    Research Project: Learning Nahuatl: The Significance of Indigenous Language Education in Mexico

  • Victoria Ojeda

    Victoria Ojeda

    Associate professor in global public health, UC San Diego
    Nonresidential visiting fellow
    Research Project: Establishing a Binational U.S.-Mexico Global Mental Health Training Program
  • Ulices Piña

    Ulices Piña

    Ph.D. candidate in history, UC San Diego
    Residency: September 2015 – May 2016
    Research Project: Rebellious Citizens: National Reforms, State Formation and the Practice of Local Governance in Jalisco, México, 1914-1940

  • Rocío Rivera Barradas

    Rocío Rivera Barradas

    Ph.D. candidate in international studies, University of Miami
    Residency: September – December 2015
    Research Project: The Role of State Capacity in Mitigating Organized Crime in Mexico

  • Rosalba Fabiola Rodriguez Ceron

    Rosalba Fabiola Rodriguez Ceron

    Ph.D. candidate in global development studies, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
    Residency: October 2015 – March 2016
    Research Project: Transborder Dynamics of Technological Transfer and Cooperation in the Medical Device Industry in Baja California

  • Alejandro Tortolero Villaseñor

    Alejandro Tortolero Villaseñor

    Professor of history, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa
    Residency: September 2015 – May 2016
    Research Project: An environmental history of Mexico

  • Deborah Watkins

    Deborah Watkins

    Ph.D. candidate in economics, UC San Diego
    Residency: September 2015 – May 2016
    Research Project: North-South Trade Liberalization and Innovation: Evidence From NAFTA