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Fall 2014 Events

  • Tuesday, September 16 at 6:00 pm (Hesburgh Center 104/105): Mauricio Tenorio (Professor of History, University of Chicago), discussion of his book, "I Speak of the City": Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth CenturyChicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

  • Monday, September 22 at noon (McKenna Hall 112-114): “Reframing Culture and Success: Why Mexicans are the Most Successful Immigrants in America,” Jennifer Lee (Professor of Sociology, University of California Irvine). This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for Latino Studies.

  • Thursday, October 30 at noon (Hesburgh Center 104/105): Roundtable discussion: How do we “make sense” of the events that are taking place in Guerrero Mexico today, including the 43 students disappeared, the presence of the drug cartel, and the 19 mass graves recently discovered?

  • Mexico Working GroupFriday, October 31 at 4pm (Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art): “Día de los Muertos: Remembering the Undocumented Across the Rio Grande,” Sandra Fernández  (Assistant Professor at the Department of Art & Art History, University of Texas at Austin). This event is co-sponsored with the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture.

  • Monday, November 10 at 2pm (McKenna Hall # 214): David Bacon (noted journalists and photographer), “The Right to Stay Home: Justice for Migrants & Sending Communities.”

  • Friday, November 14 at noon (Hesburgh Center 104/105): Alex Aviña (Assistant Professor of History, Florida State University), discussion of his book, Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside (Oxford University Press, 2014). 

Other events of interest

Spring 2015 Events

  • Wednesday, January 28 at noon (112-114 McKenna Hall): “The Second City Anew: Mexicans, Urban Culture, and Migration in the Transformation of Chicago, 1940-1986,” Mike Amezcua (Assistant Professor of History, University of Notre Dame). This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for Latino Studies.

  • Tuesday February 10 at 12:30 (112-114 McKenna Hall): “Searching for Mañana: A Century of American Re-Creationism in Mexico,” Jason Ruiz (Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame). This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for Latino Studies.

  • Monday, February 16 at noon (C103 Hesburgh Center): "On Dangerous Ground: Taphonomy, Necroviolence, and the Politics of Migrant Death in the Arizona Desert," Jason de León (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan)

Past Events

If you would like additional information about the working group, or if you would like to participate in one of our events, please contact Jaime Pensado, Vania Smith-Oka, or Rodrigo Castro Cornejo




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