Mexico

People

The network of people working on Mexico who are related to the Kellogg Institute is a wide-ranging one. It includes Notre Dame professors, graduate students, and undergraduates, and scholars at a variety of other institutions in the US, Mexico, and even further afield. Many of these latter scholars were previously visiting fellows or graduate students at the Institute.

Notre Dame Faculty Working on Mexico
Visiting Fellows from Mexico
Visiting Fellows Who Work on Mexico
Guest Scholars from Mexico
Guest Scholars Who Work on Mexico
Current and Former Notre Dame Graduate Students Working on Mexico
Notre Dame Undergraduates Working on Mexico

The information on network members and their research interests that follows is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Please let us know if you would like to correct or add to your profile. Contact: Javier Osorio, fosorioz@nd.edu

Notre Dame Faculty Working on Mexico

Ted Beatty
Associate Professor of History
Edward.Beatty.5@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/beatty.shtml
Economic and political history of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Mexico, technological change in Mexico, and comparative studies of institutions, technology transfer, and economic development 

Allert Brown-Gort
Associate Director, Institute for Latino Studies
abrowngo@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/browngort.shtml
Role of culture in shaping values and political systems; civil service reform; political views of Mexican nationals in the United States

Jorge Bustamante
Eugene P. and Helen Conley Professor of Sociology
Jorge.A.Bustamante.1@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/bustamante.shtml
Sociology of the border region between the United States and Mexico and of residents of the United States of Mexican origin; US-Mexico border studies; international migration and human rights

Gilberto Cardenas
Professor of Sociology, Julián Samora Chair in Latino Studies; Director, Institute for Latino Studies
Gilberto.Cardenas.7@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/cardenas.shtml
Immigration; race and ethnic relations; historical and comparative sociology; visual sociology

Michael Coppedge
Professor of Political Science
coppedge.1@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/coppedge.shtml
Methodology in comparative politics; quality of democracy; democratization worldwide, especially democratic diffusion; Latin American parties and party systems; Venezuelan politics

Kirk Doran
Assistant Professor of Economics
kdoran@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/doran.shtml
Child labor, labor supply, wage premiums, immigration, happiness

Virigio Elizondo
Notre Dame Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology
Virgilio.P.Elizondo.2@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/elizondo.shtml
Theology, evangelization, faith and spirituality, culture and public rituals of Latinos in the US

Dan Groody
Associate Professor of Theology; Director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture, Institute for Latino Studies
dgroody@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/groody.shtml
Globalization and spirituality, justice and peace, immigration and theology, US Latino theology and spirituality, Christian spirituality, immigration, theology, and film

Fran Hagopian
Associate Professor of Political Science
Frances.Hagopian.1@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/hagopian.shtml
Comparative politics of Latin America, with emphasis on democratization and the political economy of economic reform in Brazil and the Southern Cone; current research focus on economic liberalization and political representation in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico

Kristine Ibsen
Michael Grace II Professor of Latin American Studies
kibsen@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/ibsen.shtml
Mexican literature and cultural history from a cross-century perspective (XIX and XX centuries)

Scott Mainwaring
Eugene P. and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science
smainwar@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/scottmainwaring/index.shtml
Democratic institutions and democratization; political parties; the Catholic Church in Latin America

Jaime Pensado
Assistant Professor of History
jpensado@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/pensado.shtml
Contemporary Mexican history; student movements 1950–1960s; "porrismo"; youth culture; the Cold War

Juan Rivera
Associate Professor of Accountancy
jrivera@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/rivera.shtml
International accounting; agricultural sector in Mexico, especially small and medium producers

Jaime Ros
Professor of Economics
Ros.1@nd.edu 
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/ros.shtml
Mexican economy, macroeconomic policy; Mexican economic development; economic development in Latin America

Vania Smith-Oka
Nancy O’Neill Assistant Professor of Anthropology
vsmithok@nd.edu
http://kellogg.nd.edu/faculty/fellows/smithoka.shtml
Health policies, reproductive health and population policies, Oportunidades/Progresa development policy, medicinal plant use, indigenous groups, and health care delivery at public hospitals

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Visiting Fellows from Mexico

Mariclaire Acosta
Former Under-Secretary for Human Rights and Democracy, Mexico
mariclaire.acosta@cide.edu
“Human Rights Movement Has Affected the Process of Democratization in Mexico and Other Latin American Countries”
Current research: Democratization, human rights, and impunity
SPRING 2004

Viviane Brachet
El Colegio de México, Mexico City
brachet@colmex.mx
“State-Making and Democracy in Latin America: Argentina, Chile, and Mexico in Historical Perspective”
AY 1999–2000

Robert Curley
Department of History
Universidad de Guadalajara
rcurley@cencar.udg.mx
“Christian Democracy and the Mexican Revolution (1900–1926)”
FALL 2002

Soledad Loaeza
El Colegio de México
maloa@colmex.mx
“The Mexican Presidency in the XXth Century: An Analysis of Power and Constraints: The Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Administration. 1964–1970”
SPRING 2005

Larissa Lomnitz
Visiting Professor of Mexican Studies
Department of Anthropology, UNAM, Mexico City
larissa@servidor.unam.mx
SPRING 2000, 2001

Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo
Department of Political Science
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
cmg@email.unc.edu
“Designing Cabinets: Presidents, Politics and Policymaking in Latin America”
SPRING 2007

Covadonga Meseguer-Yebra
CIDE, Department of International Studies
covadonga.meseguer@cide.edu
“Globalization and Policy Diffusion”
FALL 2003

Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
juancarlos.moreno@cepal.org
“Alternative Macroeconomic Policy Responses to External Shocks: The Mexican Case”
SPRING 1992

Benito Nacif Hernández
Centro de Investigación y Docencias Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City
benito.nacif@cide.edu
“The Mexican Congress: Change and Continuity in the Transition to Democracy”
SPRING 2001

Gabriel Negretto
Department of Political Science
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE)
gabriel.negretto@cide.edu
“Political Conflict, Institutional Design, and Constitutional Instability”
AY 2007–2008

Guillermo Palacios y Olivares
El Colegio de México, Mexico City
gpalacios@colmex.mx
“The Academic Intellectuals and the Sociocultural Construction of the 'Campesino Problem' in Mexico, 1920 – 1940”
FALL 2000

Horacio Sobarzo
Department of Economics
El Colegio de México, Mexico City
hsobarzo@colmex.mx
“Fiscal Federalism in Mexico”
SPRING 2004

Francisco Zapata
Center for Sociological Studies
El Colegio de México, México City
Title VI Visiting Professor of Sociology
zapata@colmex.mx
SPRING 2002

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Visiting Fellows Who Work on Mexico

Kathleen Bruhn
Department of Political Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
bruhn@polsci.ucsb.edu
“Partisanship and the Dynamics of Protest in Brazil and Mexico”
SPRING 2004

Maxwell A Cameron
Department of Political Science
University of British Columbia
Research: political coalitions, democracy, and the informal sector in Peru and Mexico
maxcamer@interchange.ubc.ca
“NAFTA and the Political Economy of Mexico’s External Relations”
FALL 1996

Maria de los Angeles Crummett
Department of International Affairs
University of South Florida
crummett@aic.usf.edu
“Agrarian Class Structure and Migration: A Comparative Analysis of Aguascalientes, Mexico”
AY 1984–1985

Anthony DePalma
Writer-in-residence at Seton Hall University, former Mexico bureau chief of the New York Times
anthony.depalma@shu.edu
FALL 2003

Tulia Falleti
Department of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania
falleti@sas.upenn.edu
“Not Just What, but When and by Whom: Decentralization Trajectories and Balance of Power in Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia, 1982–1999”
SPRING 2003

Ilene J. Grabel
Department of Economics
University of Denver, Colorado
igrabel@du.edu
“Mexico Redux? Currency Crises in Southeast Asia”
AY 1998–1999

Kenneth Greene
Associate Professor
Department of Government
University of Texas, Austin
kgreene@austin.utexas.edu
FALL 2005
Ken Greene is author of Why Dominant Parties Lose: Mexico’s Democratization in Comparative Perspective (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007) which won the 2008 Best Book Award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association. His current projects include the Mexico Panel Study as well as research on political clientelism.

Kathryn Hendley
Department of Law and Political Science
University of Wisconsin
khendley@wisc.edu
“Partisanship and the Dynamics of Protest in Brazil and Mexico”
FALL 2003

Juliette Levy
Department of History
University of California, Riverside
juliette.levy@ucr.edu
“The Rights to Credit: Land, Wealth and Institutions in a Developing Economy, Yucatán 1850–1900”
SPRING 2004

JoAnn Martin
Department of Anthropology
Earlham College
joannm@earlham.edu
“From Peasant Mobilization to Democratic Coordination: The Development of a Social Movement in Morelos, Mexico”
Tepoztlan and the Transformation of the Mexican State: The Politics of Loose Connections (University of Arizona Press, 2005)
FALL 1991

Gerardo Munck
School of International Relations
University of Southern California           
munck@usc.edu
“The Politics of Economic Reform and the Dynamics of Democratization: Market-Oriented Reforms and Democracy in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil”
FALL 1995, 2002

Rose J Spalding
Department of Political Science
DePaul University
rspaldin@depaul.edu
Research: agricultural and political issues in Mexico and Nicaragua
FALL 1991

Shannon Speed
Department of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
sspeed@mail.utexas.edu
“Global Discourses on the Local Terrain: Grounding Human Rights in Chiapas”
FALL 2002

Richard Snyder
Department of Political Science
Brown University
Richard_Snyder@brown.edu
Interests: political economy of development, political regimes, and Latin American politics
FALL 2003

Mikael Wolfe
Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental History
University of California, Los Angeles
mikaelwolfe@mac.com
“'Engineerist' Ideology between State and Nature in Mexico”
SPRING 2009
Interests: Mexican, Latin American and environmental history, particularly the history of water management, engineering, and agrarian reform. He is currently working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation, tentatively titled “Engineering a Thirsty Revolution: The Ecology, Technology, and Business of Agrarian Reform in Twentieth-Century Mexico.”

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Guest Scholars from Mexico

Raquel Abrantes
Centro Interamericano de Estudios en Seguridad Social
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Mexico
raquel.abrantes@ciss.org.mx
FALL 2000

Gonzalo Aguilar Guízar
Universidad de Guadalajara
gaguilar@nexusweb.com.mx
“US–Mexico Training, Internships, Exchanges and Scholarships (TIES)
Cooperation on Rural Economic Development and Small Business
Entrepreneurship”
2004–2005

Adrián de León Arias
Universidad de Guadalajara
2005–2006

Margarita Calleja Pinedo
Universidad de Guadalajara - Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico Administrativo (CUCEA)
mcalleja@cucea.udg.mx
SPRING 2007

Enrique Dussel Peters
Graduate School of Economics and Center for Chinese-Mexican Studies
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
dussel@servidor.unam.mx and http://dusselpeters.com
“Industrial, Trade and Regional Patterns in Latin America and Mexico;
NAFTA, industrial organization and specific segments of chains”
SPRING 1987

Adrian Sergio Gimate-Welsh
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
agw@xanum.uam.mx
“Representaciones de la nación. La ley de derechos indígenas”
FALL 2005

Jesús Eduardo González Fagoaga

Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Tijuana, Mexico

eduardog@colef.mx
FALL 2008

Pedro F. Hernández
Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
pfhernan@prodigy.net.mx
SUMMER 2000

Blanca Heredia
CIDE
blanca.heredia@cide.edu
“Businessmen and Democracy in Mexico”
FALL1991

Adrian Lajous
Harvard University
alajous@petrometrica.com
SPRING 2005

Irving Joel Llamosas Rosas
Universidad de Guadalajara
“US–Mexico Training, Internships, Exchanges and Scholarships (TIES)
Cooperation on Rural Economic Development and Small Business
Entrepreneurship”
2004–2005

Leticia María Teresa López Magaña
Universidad de Guadalajara
FALL 2006

Salvador Padilla Hernandez
Universidad Michoacana, Michoacán, Mexico

SPRING 2010

Maria Carolina Rodriguez
Universidad de Guadalajara
SPRING 2007

Alba Ruibal
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
albaruibal@gmail.com
SPRING 2005

Circe Santos-Curiel
Universidad de Guadalajara
FALL 2006

Aida Segovia
Universidad de Guadalajara
AY 2005–2006

Paola Visconti Arizpe
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico
FALL (9/6/2010 – 11/1/2010)

Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico
FALL (9/6/2010 – 11/1/2010)

Rogelio Zapata Garibay

Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Tijuana, Mexico

rogelioz@colef.mx
FALL 2008

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Guest Scholars Who Work on Mexico

Victor Alarcon Olguin
Political Science (MA, 1994)
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
alar@xanum.uam.mx
http://csh.izt.uam.mx/licenciaturas/ciencia_politica/coord/planta_docente/alarcon.pdf
Comparative political parties, political parties in Mexico, Mexican Congress, elections in Mexico and Latin America

Laura Murguia-Goebel
Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), San Luis Potosí
University of Würzburg, Germany
laura.murguia@jura.uni-wuerzburg.de
laura.murguia@itesm.mx
“Foreign Direct Investment and Sustainable Comprehensive Development in the Framework of Mexico's Free Trade Agreements”
August 2002–February 2003

Andreas Schedler
CIDE–Division de Estudios Políticos
andreas.schedler@cide.edu
SPRING 1994
Comparative democratization, electoral authoritarian regimes, democratic transition and consolidation in Mexico, measurement and concept formation in comparative politics.

Ajit Singh
United Kingdom
Ajit.Singh@econ.cam.ac.uk
Former senior economic advisor to the government of Mexico

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Current and Former Notre Dame Graduate Students Working on Mexico

Victor Alarcon Olguin
Political Science (MA, 1994)
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
alar@xanum.uam.mx
http://csh.izt.uam.mx/licenciaturas/ciencia_politica/coord/planta_docente/alarcon.pdf
Comparative political parties, political parties in Mexico, Mexican Congress, elections in Mexico and Latin America

Juan Argaez
Economics (PhD, 2009)
Mercyhurst College
jargaex@mercyhurst.edu
http://business.mercyhurst.edu/faculty-staff/person/?person_id=4&KeepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=500
International economics, regional economics, and gender economics

Claudia Baez Camargo
Political Science (PhD, 2003)
claudiabaez@alumni.nd.edu
Interrelation of political and economic processes in developing countries, emphasis on methodological issues

Sergio Bejar
Political Science—ABD
sbejar@nd.edu
http://www.nd.edu/~sbejar
Electoral corruption, international and comparative political economy, natural and field experiments

Willy Cortéz Yactayo
Economics (PhD, 1998)
Universidad de Guadalajara
wcortez@cucea.udg.mx
http://www.cucea.udg.mx/ncentro/info.php?id=58
Comercio Internacional, microeconomía, organización industrial, economía institucional y desarrollo económico

Adrián de León Arias 
Economics (PhD, 2000)
Universidad de Guadalajara
http://www.cucea.udg.mx/ncentro/info.php?id=19
Macroeconomía, crecimiento y desarrollo económico

Fausto Dias
Political Science (PhD, 1990)
Universidad Anutónoma Bejito Juárez Oaxaca
Indigenous groups, local elections, political parties

Enrique Dussel
Economics (PhD, 1996)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
dussel@servidor.unam.mx
Industrial organization and economic development, specialization patterns in Latin America and Mexico

Victor Hernandez
Political Science—current PhD student
vhernan1@nd.edu
Judicial politics, the Supreme Court of Justice in Mexico, welfare spending in Latin America

Carlos Ibarra
Economics (PhD, 1997)
Universidad de las Americas Puebla
carlos.ibarra@udlap.mx
Macroeconomic adjustment to the global crisis; external sector and economic growth; real exchange rate and macroeconomic performance.

Claudia Maldonado
Political Science—ABD
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
claudia.maldonado@cide.edu
http://www.nd.edu/~cmaldona/
Public policy, political economy in Latin America

Esteban Manteca
Political Science—current PhD student
jmanteca@nd.edu
Transitional Justice (mainly the Southern Cone and Eastern Europe), the left in Latin America (strong interest in Mexico), political participation of the youth (strong interest in Mexico; oil and politics)

Maria Ochoa Villicana
Romance Languages and Literatures—current MA student
mochoavi@nd.edu
Medieval period, Golden Age and 20th-century Latin American literature.

Javier Osorio
Political Science—current PhD student
fosorioz@nd.edu
Drug-traffic violence in Mexico, corruption and vote buying in Latin America

Esperanza Palma
Political Science (PhD, 2000)
Profesora Titular C, Departamento de Ciencias Sociales
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Ciudad de México
epc@correo.azc.uam.mx, eipc2000@yahoo.com
http://www.azc.uam.mx/socialesyhumanidades/06/departamentos/sociologia/profs/palma.htm
Political participation, opposition political parties in Mexico, democratic transition in Mexico

Mariana Sousa
Political Science (PhD, 2009)
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
Mariana.Magaldi@cide.edu
http://www.cide.edu/investigador/profile.php?IdInvestigador=1181
Comparative political economy, international political economy, economic globalization, international financial markets, comparative politics in Latin America, economic and structural reforms in Latin America

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Notre Dame Undergraduates Working on Mexico

Ignacio Aranguren
“Mexico: Where it Stands, Where it Can Go, and What Has To Be Done”

Nicole Ashley
“Generational Differences in South Bend’s Mexican Population: A Community-Literary Approach”

Shelly Birch
“Biomedicine and Alternative Medicine in Mexico”

Matthew Callanan
mcallana@alumni.nd.edu

Bridget Flores
“Deconstructing the Constructions: How US Media Shape Public Debate on Undocumented Immigration”

Hector Flores
Hector.C. Flores.62@nd.edu

Adriana Lizette Garcia
“Life After the Boda: From Mexico to the United States”

Elise Gerspach
Anthropology
egerspac@nd.edu
www.nd.edu/~egerspac
Indigenous cultures and communities and community museums, indigenous rights, cultural patrimony

Joshua Gunty
joshua.m.gunty.6@nd.edu

Gabriela Hernández
“NAFTA, Outsourcing, and Class Stratification”

Patrick Hernandez
Political Science; minor in Latin American Studies
phernan3@nd.edu
The impact of globalization—specifically, trade agreements, foreign direct investment, and capital flows between the US and Mexico, US foreign policy concerning Mexico

Michael Hur
BS in Pre-Professional Studies & Theology Supplementary Major
Intern for ProWorld Service Corps in Oaxaca, Mexico
mhur@nd.edu

Enobong Ikene
eikene@nd.edu

Jaime Montes
“Santa Muerte: Mexico’s New Crisis of Identity”

Nicholas Ochoa
“Marginalization Among Gays in the Mexican Culture: The Acceptance of LGBT Individuals in the United States and Mexico”

Elizabeth Perez
Biology and Spanish
eperez3@nd.edu
Literature (semester project: depiction of Malinche and Tlaxcala)

Edward Peterson
Philosophy and Political Science
epeters9@nd.edu
Immigration and border issues

Cari Pick
“Generational Differences in South Bend’s Mexican Population: A Community-Literary Approach”

Marisa Ramón
“Rural and Traditional Medicine in Mexico”

Thomas Schuster
“Hecho en Rusia: Revolution in Mexico”

Patrick Sulliva
“A Revolutionary Kind of Expropriation”

Joseph VanderZee
History and Spanish major
jvanderz@nd.edu
Student protests and media responses in the 50s and 60s

Elizabeth Young
“Generational Differences in South Bend’s Mexican Population: A Community-Literary Approach”