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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.

Learn more about our 2013-2014 Scholars


2014-2015 Scholars

Matilde Córdoba Azcárate

Matilde Córdoba Azcárate
Lecturer
UC San Diego
Research Project: “Landscapes of Contemporary Yucatán”
Residency: January 2015-June 2015

Angela Garcia

Angela Garcia
Visiting Scholar
Ph.D. candidate in sociology, UC San Diego
Research Project: “Navigating Exclusion and Accommodation: Local Immigration Policy and the Shaping of Civic Engagement”
In Residence: September 2014-June 2015

Micah Gell-Redman

Micah Gell-Redman
Visiting Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in political science, UC San Diego
Research Project: “Institutions, Accountability and Public Health”
In Residence: September 2014-March 2015

Victor Hernandez Huerta

Victor Hernandez Huerta
Visiting Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of Notre Dame
Research Project: “Losers’ Compliance in Democracies: The Strategic Use of Electoral Justice and Protest as a Negotiation Strategy”
In Residence: September 2014-June 2015

Alfonso Hernandez-Valdez

Alfonso Hernandez-Valdez
Visiting Scholar
Professor of sociopolitical and legal studies, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente
Research Project: “Does Federalism Enhance Representation?”
In Residence: September 2014-June 2015

Daniel Klooster

Daniel Klooster
Visiting Scholar
Professor of environmental studies, University of Redlands
Research Project: “Trans-border Communities and Environmental Governance in Mexico: Globalized”
In Residence: September-December 2014

Anabel Lopez

Anabel Lopez
Visiting Scholar
Ph.D. candidate in public administration, Portland State University
Research Project: “Determinants of Mexican Civic Engagement in Oregon”
In Residence: January-June 2015

Victor Remigio Martinez Cantu

Victor Remigio Martinez Cantu
Visiting Scholar
Professor of economics, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Research Project: “Security and Prosperity: How to Build Leadership for an Agile and Secure Border Supporting Interchange”
In Residence: September-December 2014

Maya Oren

Maya Oren
Visiting Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in political science, UC San Diego
Research Project: “The Politics of Economic Risk: Electoral Targeting of Agricultural Insurance in Mexico”
In Residence: October 2014-March 2015

Brian Palmer-Rubin

Brian Palmer-Rubin
Visiting Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in political science, UC Berkeley
Research Project: “Mobilizing for Access: Interest Organizations and Development Policy in Mexico”
In Residence: September 2014-June 2015

Magnus Pharao Hansen

Magnus Pharao Hansen
Visiting Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, Brown University
Research Project: “Whose Language is the Obstacle? Whose Language is the Future? Indigenous Language Education and Community Development in Mexico”
In Residence: September 2014-June 2015

Gerardo Rios

Gerardo Rios
Visiting Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in history, UC San Diego
Research Project: “Patria Chica, Infierno Grande: Tlaxcala in the Throes of Liberal Reform, Dictatorship, and Mass Upheaval, 1853-1924”
In Residence: September 2014-March 2015

Jeffrey Rubin

Jeffrey Rubin
Visiting Fellow
Professor of history, Boston University
Research Project: “Citizen Subjectivities Reconfigured: Social Movements, Business, and Religion in Latin America’s 21st Century Democracies”
In Residence: February-April 2015

Gema Santamaria

Gema Santamaria
Visiting Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in sociology and historical studies, New School for Social Research
Research Project: “Lynching Violence in Twentieth-Century Mexico: State Formation and the Community in Puebla”
In Residence: September 2014-June 2015

Jasper Vanhaelemeesch

Jasper Vanhaelemeesch
Visiting Scholar
M.A. candidate in anthropology and development, KU Leuven
Research Project: “Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border”
In Residence: September-December 2014

Carlos Vilalta

Carlos Vilalta
Visiting Fellow
Professor of research methods, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas
Research Project: “Fear of Crime and Perceived Risk of Victimization in Mexico: A Spatial Analysis Approach”
In Residence: October 2014-June 2015

Deborah Watkins

Deborah Watkins
Visiting Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in economics, UC San Diego
Research Project: “North-South Trade Liberalization and Innovation: Evidence From NAFTA”
In Residence: October 2014-March 2015