Mexico Working Group

The ‘Sound Social Base of Every Great Civilization’: Family Farms, Catholic Priorities, Farmworkers, and the Bracero Program


A workshop with Deborah Cohen (Associate Professor of History and Director of Latinx Studies Program at the University of Missouri, St. Louis) to discuss her paper, “The ‘sound social base of every great civilization’: Family Farms, Catholic Priorities, Farmworkers, and the Bracero Program.”

Emiliano Aguilar (Notre Dame) will provide initial comments. Please note that this event requires reading the paper in advance.

If interested in attending, please reach out to Aitor Valdesogo ( for the paper (a week prior to our event). 

About the Mexico Working Group
The Mexico Working Group serves as a venue for resident and visiting faculty and graduate and undergraduate students to consider issues related to Mexico. With the goal of strengthening the presence of Mexico at Notre Dame, the group supports conferences, talks, cultural events, and academic discussions. The group also fosters academic and cultural exchanges to link the University with Mexico and Mexican Studies institutions and coordinates a biennial Undergraduate Research Conference focused on Mexican issues.
Coordinator: Aitor Valdesogo-Álvarez,