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Wednesday Seminars

Break up your week with USMEX, when on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. 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.

If you are not in San Diego and would like to attend via Zoom videoconference, contact Greg Mallinger at gmallinger@ucsd.edu 

Upcoming Events  

"Variations in the Circumstances of Law Enforcement: Detention and Torture Beyond the War on Drugs in Mexico"
April 24
Speaker: Daniela Barba, USMEX Fellow
Discussant: David Shirk, Professor of Political Science, University of San Diego

"The Octopus and the Leviathan: Urban Politics and the Rise and Fall of Authoritarianism in Mexico"
May 1
Speaker: Michael Lettieri, USMEX Fellow

"Cárdenas was Calling Us:’ Race, Class, & Settlement in Mexican & Spanish Exile Imaginaries"
May 8
Speaker: Kevan Aguilar, USMEX Fellow

"We are the Slaves of the Twenty-First Century: Life and Labor among Mexico’s Indigenous Migrant Farmworkers"
May 15
Speaker: James Daria, USMEX Fellow
Discussant: Gaspar Rivera Salgado, Project Director, UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education

"The city that was not: environmental problems and urbanization of Mexico City in the 1950s"
May 29
Speaker: Sergio Miranda, USMEX Fellow
Discussant: Emilio Antunano, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego International Institute

"Clients or Citizens?: The Bureaucratic Costs of Claim-Making in Mexico"
June 5
Speaker: Tesalia Rizzo, USMEX Fellow
Discussant: Scott Desposato, Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego