Mexico Working Group

The Mexico Working Group is a multidisciplinary group co-chaired by Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellows Allert Brown-Gort and Jaime Pensado. With the goal of strengthening the presence of Mexico and Mexican Americans at Notre Dame, the group brings together faculty and students to present work in progress and discuss relevant issues related to Mexico.

The Mexico Working Group:

Mark Your Calendars—Events for the Spring 2014 Semester Include:

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• Friday, January 31 at 12:00 pm  (Dooley Room, LaFortune Student Center) "Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside" Alex Aviña (Assistant Professor of History, Florida State University) TO BE POSTPONED

• Mexico Week @ ND: ¡Reforma!—Mexico in Transition

Thursday, April 24 (7pm 104/105 Hesburgh Center) (Event organized by The History Department Intellectual Life Committee)
"Catholic Youth in Cold War Mexico," Jaime Pensado (Carl E. Koch Assistant Professor of History, University of Notre Dame)

Additional events of interest

• Tuesday, April 1 at 12:30 pm, 
John Womack, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Harvard University

Past Events

Undergraduate Research Conferences

The second undergraduate research conference, "¿México?," took place on April 27, 2013 as part of Mexico Week @ ND. Bruno Anaya Ortiz won the "Best Paper on Mexico” prize.

The Mexico Working Group’s first undergraduate research conference, Mexico: 1810, 1910, 2010, was held in April 2011. Joseph VanderZee won the “Best Paper on Mexico” prize.

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, Allert Brown-Gort, or Rodrigo Castro Cornejo