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Wednesday Seminars

Break up your week with USMEX, when on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in the GPS Dean's Conference Room (*unless otherwise noted) the center gives the floor to a USMEX Fellow to highlight their respective research while in residence. Seminars also feature invited guests doing research on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations. Learn about a wide range of topics, plus get in on the discussion.

All our seminars are held via Zoom video conference. If you would like to attend please contact Greg Mallinger.


Local Police: Embedding Costs or Benefits?
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Aila Matanock, Associate Professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley

“It could have been me”: Violence, empathy, and civic engagement in Mexico
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Rebecca Bell-Martin, USMEX Fellow

Navigating science and politics: Humboldt between New Spain and the United States
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Sandra Rebok, USMEX Fellow

Fiscal Responsibility or Fiscal Discipline? A qualitative and quantitative review of the fiscal performance of the state governments of Mexico
Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. PST*
Heidi Smith, USMEX Non-Residential Fellow

Reconfigured Motherhood Amid the Securitization of the U.S.-Mexico Border: The case of DREAMers' Moms USA-Tijuana
Wednesday, March 1
Erika Busse & Veronica Montes, USMEX Fellows

Defining Race in a Raceless Society: The Meaning of Ethnoracial Labels in Mexico
Wednesday, March 15
Christina Sue, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio
Karen Ferree, Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego

Worlds in motion redux: international labor migration theories, typologies, interconnections, and implications for the study of Mexico-U.S. migration and beyond
Wednesday, March 22
Fernando Riosmena, USMEX Non-Residential Fellow