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USMEX Scholars 2013

USMEX has one of the largest residential fellowship programs in the U.S. for research on Mexico. Each year we bring together Scholars from the social sciences and related fields to engage with our community of students, faculty and the San Diego community.

Applications for 2014-2015

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2013-2014 Scholars

Matilde Córdoba Azcárate

Matilde Córdoba Azcárate
Lecturer
UC San Diego
Research Project: “Landscapes of Contemporary Yucatán”
Residency: January 2014 – June 2014

Froylán Enciso Higuera

Froylán Enciso Higuera
Predoctoral Fellow
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Research Project: “Made in Sinaloa: From the Regional to the Global History of the Mexican War on Drugs, 1909-1985”
Residency: September 2013 – June 2014

Vanessa Freije

Vanessa Freije
Predoctoral Fellow
Duke University
Research Project: “Printing Politics: Investigative Journalists, the Public, and Political Change in Mexico, 1965-1988”
Residency: September 2013 – May 2014

Sebastian Garrido de Sierra

Sebastian Garrido de Sierra
Visiting Scholar
UCLA
Research Project: “Eroded Unity and Clientele Migration. Explaining Mexico’s Democratic Transition”
Residency: September 2013 – June 2014

Kathy Kopinak

Kathy Kopinak
Visiting Scholar
University of Western Ontario
Research Project: “The Role of the Maquiladora Industry and Gender in Labour Migration from Morocco to Spain and Mexico to the US: A Comparative Study”
Residency: January 2014 – June 2014

Michael Lettieri

Michael Lettieri
Visiting Scholar
UC San Diego
Research Project: “Wheels of Government: The Alianza de Camioneros and the Political Culture of P.R.I. Rule, 1929-1981”
Residency: September 2013 – June 2014

Morris Levy

Morris Levy
Predoctoral Fellow
UC Berkeley
Research Project: “The Effect of Immigration from Mexico on U.S. Local Public Spending, 1980-2000”
Residency: September 2013 – March 2014

Casey Lurtz

Casey Lurtz
Predoctoral Fellow
University of Chicago
Research Project: “Exporting from Eden: Coffee, Migration, and the Development of the Soconusco, Mexico, 1867-1920"
Residency: September 2013 – June 2014

Marco Morales

Marco Morales
Visiting Scholar
New York University
Research Project: “Improving on Economic Voting Measurements: Evidence from Mexico, US and the UK”
Residency: September 2013 – December 2013

Veronica Pacheco

Veronica Pacheco
Visiting Scholar
UCLA
Research Project: “Performing with the Sacred: A Study of Ritualistic Music among the Huastec Nahua”
Residency: September 2013 – June 2014

Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye

Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye
Visiting Scholar
University of Southern California
Research Project: “Contemporary Pre-Columbian Art”
Residency: September 2013 – June 2014

Rogelio Ruiz Euler

Alexander Ruiz Euler
Predoctoral Fellow
UC San Diego
Research Project: “Basic Infrastructure in Mexico: Political Dilemmas of Development in New Democracies”
Residency: September 2013 – December 2013

Alexis Salas

Alexis Salas
Visiting Scholar
University of Texas at Austin
Research Project: “Performing the Making: Uses of Public Spheres of Collaboration by Artists in Mexico City, 1993-2003”
Residency: January 2014 – June 2014