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2nd Undergraduate Student Conference on Mexico
April 27, 2013

Conference Program

8:30-8:45 am

Continental Breakfast
Hesburgh Center Great Hall


8:45-9:15 am

Introductory Remarks
Jaime Pensado
Assistant Professor, History
Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute
Allert Brown-Gort
Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute
Rodrigo Castro Cornejo
Kellogg Institute PhD Fellow, Political Science
Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC
Director, Latin American/North American Church Concerns
Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute
Hesburgh Center Auditorium


Session I: 9:15-10:30 am

Panel 1 - Globalization and Its Discontents
Hesburgh Center C103

Chair
Beatriz Carrillo
PhD Student, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

“Transnational Networks: An Analysis of Mexican Labor Activism”
Christie Ahn
Political Science; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013

“NAFTA and Its Implications for Southern Mexico: An Examination of Oaxacan Inequality and Response”
Julie Doherty
Accounting; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013

“Sustainable Water Management: Experiences from Toluca, Mexico”
Anna Katerina Simon
Chemistry and Business; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2015


Panel 2 - Staging Mexico in Karen Zacarías’s Mariela in the Desert
Hesburgh Center C104/105

Chair
Maryam Meechka Zomorodian
PhD Student, Department of English

“Translation as Analogy in Karen Zacarías’s Mariela in the Desert
Charles O’Leary
Film, Television and Theatre; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013

“Pregnant Pause: Maternity in Karen Zacarías’s Mariela in the Desert
Lauren Palomino
Political Science and Gender Studies; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013

“Mestiza Consciousness in Karen Zacarías’s Mariela in the Desert
Chelsey Ramos
English; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013


Session II: 10:45 am-12: 15 pm

Panel 3 - Political and Social Integration of Immigrants
Hesburgh Center C103

Chair
Felicia Moralez
PhD Student, Department of History

“Mexican Holidays in South Bend, Indiana”
Daniel Balcarcel
Science Pre-Professional and Spanish; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013
Caitlin McKenzie
Science Pre-Professional and Spanish; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013

“Culturally Responsive Catechesis in a Mexican Immigrant Community: Exploring the Relationship between Cultural Responsiveness and Faith Formation at a Catholic School” 
Anne DeMott
Theology, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013

“Diverging Political Paths: Examining the Political Interest of Mexican Immigrants in the US”
Gustavo López Orozco
Economy and Political Science; Purdue University, Class of 2014
Harper Otawka
Spanish and Creative Writing; Purdue University, Class of 2012.

“The Maturation of the Mexican-Born Immigrant: A Shift in Social Activism”
Connor Shearer
Political Science and International Relations; Purdue University, Class of 2014


Panel 4 - The Nation and Youthful Resistance
Hesburgh Center C104/105

Chair
Ryne Clos
PhD Student, Department of History and Peace Studies

“What’s Up Güey? Don’t Be a Naco and Let’s Go to the Movies Instead: Recurring Themes of Youth Rebellion in Mexican Cultural Expression in the 60s and 2000s”
Bruno Anaya Ortiz
Philosophy and Mathematics; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013

Yo Soy 2012 Election: Student Activism in Mexican Politics
Adriana Camacho
Political Science and Latino Studies; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2014

“Nonviolent Resistance in Mexico: The 1968 Student Movement”
Brenna Gautam
History and Peace Studies; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2015


12:15-1:25 pm

Lunch & Special Exhibitions

Taller de Gráfica Popular Exhibit
Introductory remarks by Gina Costa, Snite Museum of Art
Hesburgh Center Great Hall

12:30-1:00 pm

Excerpts from Karen Zacarías’s Mariela in the Desert
With Film, Television, and Theatre students Guillermo Alonso, Christopher Brandt, Natalia Cuevas, and Patricia Fernandez de Castro
Directed by Anne García-Romero, Assistant Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre
Hesburgh Center Auditorium


Session III: 1:30-2:55pm

Panel 5 - Whose Revolution?
Hesburgh Center C103

Chair
Robert Palermo
PhD Student, Department of History
 
“The Porfiriato and the Revolutionary Spirit”
Jack Hensler
History and Economics; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2015

“The ‘Other’ Perspective on the Relationship of Revolution and Rule in Mexico”
Lucy Jackson
History and Political Science; Northwestern University, Class of 2013

“Through Blood and Fire: A Study in the Revolutionary Image of Ricardo Flores Magón”
William McMahon
History; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2015

“Educating the Next Generation: The Shift From Catholic to State Education in Mexico”
Joe McNally
History and Applied Mathematics; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2015


Session IV: 3:05-4:25pm

Panel 6 - Mexico Today
Hesburgh Center C103

Chair
Victor Hernández Huerta
PhD Student, Department of Political Science

“Mexico and the ‘Great Recession’: The Challenges of Development Facing the New PRI”
Viviana Dewey
Political Science; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2016

“Gordillo & Mexican Politics: Power at the Expense of Education”
Agustín García
Finance and Economics; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2016

“Analyzing the Paradox of Macroeconomic Orthodoxy in Nuevo León’s Foreign Direct Investment”
Maggie Guzmán
Economics; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2016

“Narcorridos: Creating a Permanent Exodus”
Victoria Zavala
Marketing and Spanish; University of Notre Dame, Class of 2013


4:30 pm

Award for Best Paper on Mexico
Presented by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and Alan Knight
Hesburgh Center Auditorium


4:45-6:30 pm

Special Diálogo with Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and Alan Knight
Hesburgh Center Auditorium


6:30-7:00 pm

Reception
Hesburgh Center Great Hall


Cosponsored with the Latin American Studies Program, the Institute for Latino Studies, the Snite Museum of Art, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, and the Department of History