Consortium

Binational Consortium UA-UNAM

Migration, Human Security, and Human Rights

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About

On April 18, 2018, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Arizona, signed an agreement to formally establish the Binational Research Consortium on Migration, Human Security, and Human Rights. The consortium seeks to provide with an infrastructure for binational cooperation and collaboration between the Coordination of Humanities (UNAM) and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (UA) that will strengthen research in migration, human rights, and human security. By doing this, both institutions recognize the importance of the bilateral exchange of academic staff, researchers, technical specialists, and students associated with CH-UNAM and SBS-UA.

 

Among the central challenges of the 21st century is the need to strengthen human rights and security globally. Due to the critical threats to human rights and human security inherent in the migration process between Mexico and the United States, it is necessary to conduct social science research and propose joint solutions, including new or amended policies, to ensure protection on human rights and human security. The research carried out thus far by researchers in both countries has greatly increased scientific knowledge around issues of migration, human rights, and human security; however, collaboration in research between the two participating institutions could strengthen dialogue between their respective countries and enhance the search for common solutions from a shared, interdisciplinary, and multidimensional perspective. 

UNAM Research in Humanities Coordinating Office

Missions

  • Establishing mechanisms and financing to strengthen joint research between UNAM and the UA on issues of migration, human rights, and human security between the United States and Mexico, inclusive of but not limited to their shared border region.
  • Promoting the mobility between both the universities of academic staff and students for academic or research stays as part of the commitment mentioned above.
  •  Promoting the establishment of collaborations between academic degree programs to allow undergraduate and graduate study opportunities for students at both institutions in areas related to issues the consortium addresses.
  • Promoting a permanent exchange of bibliographic resources and other teaching and research materials, as well as the co-publication of research products carried out by scholars from both countries.

 

UA Consortium Members

UA Cluster Coordinators

Migration

Ochoa-O'Leary, Anna  Associate Professor, Mexican American Studies Head Dept, also Latin American Studies; Gender & Women Studies

Human Security

Osorio, Javier Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy

Human Rights

Simmons, William Associate Professor in Gender and Women's Studies and Honors Interdisciplinary Faculty at the University of Arizona

UA Members

Andrade, Rosi Research Professor with the Southwest Institute of Research on Women (SIROW) in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona

Banister, Jeffery Assistant Research Professor Southwest Center, School of Geography and Development

Boyce, Geoff School of Geography and Development

Colombi, Benedict Associate Professor of American Indian Studies

Carney, Megan Assistant Professor in the School of Anthropology

Coronado Guel, Luis Research Associate & Coordinator for SBS Mexico Initiatives

Deeds, Colin Latin American Studies Assistant Director

Downing, Ted Former Research Professor of Social Development at the University of Arizona

Duran, Javier D. Professor of Spanish and Border Studies; Director of Confluence Center

Gonzales De Bustamante, Celeste Associate Professor of Journalism and Latin American Studies

Hopkins, James C. Associate Clinical Professor, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program; Affiliated Professor of American Indian Studies & Latin American Studies

Howard, Seanna Director, International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop & Professor of Practice, University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program 

Jenkins, Jennifer Associate Professor of Literature and Film, Department of English, affiliate of Latin American Studies

Korchmaros, Josephine Director of the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW)

Magana, Mauricio Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies Department

Martinez, Dan Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona

Osborne, Tracy Assistant Professor, School of Geography and Development

Reineke, Robin Assistant Research Social Scientist at the Southwest Center

Reilly, Jeannine Assistant Professor, Journalism, Latin American Studies, School of Government and Public Policy

Reyes, Iliana Spanish and Portuguese Department

Rubio-Goldsmith, Raquel Lecturer, Mexican-American Studies and Research Center, Latin American Studies; Women’s Studies

Scott, Christopher Research Professor of Water Resources Policy Professor and Distinguished Scholar, School of Geography and Development

Tellez, Michelle Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies Department

Vasquez-Leon, Marcela Associate Professor, School of Anthropology-Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, also Associate Professor, Latin American Studies

Wilder, Margaret Associate Professor, School of Geography and Development, and Latin American Studies. Also, Associate Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona

Wise, Jill Williams Assistant Research Social Scientist & Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program, Southwest Institute for Research on Women

Whiteford Scott Emeritus Professor of Latin American Studies & SBS Mexico Initiatives Director

UNAM Consortium Members

UNAM Cluster Coordinators

Migration

Dra. Laura Vazquez Maggio (FE) Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the UNAM

Human Security

Dr. Alberto Abad Suarez (IIJ) Professor and Coordinator of the Sociology of Law Department at the Institute for Legal Research of UNAM 

Human Rights

Dr. Guillermo Castillo (IGeografía) Associate Researcher at the Geography Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico

UNAM Members

Dra. Alethia Fernández de la Reguera (CIEG) Associate Researcher at the Research Center for Gender Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Dra. María Elena Jarquín Sánchez (CIICH) Researcher of the Feminist Research Program, of the UNAM Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Sciences and Humanities

Dra. Ana Melisa Pardo (I.Geografía) Associate Researcher at the Institute of Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Dr. Fernando Lozano Ascencio (CRIM) Principal Investigator of the Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM) of the UNAM

Dra. Luciana Gandini (IIJ) Researcher at the Legal Research Institute, UNAM, in the area of Sociology of Law

Dr. Juan Vega Gómez (IIJ) Researcher in the Philosophy and Legal Theory Area of the UNAM Legal Research Institute

Dr. Roberto Zepeda Martínez Researcher at CISAN

Manuel Suárez-Lastra Researcher and Member of the National System of Researchers

Dr. Guillermo Estrada Adán Professor, in the area of International Law, at the UNAM Law School

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