Roberto Zepeda Martinez

Visiting Scholar
Dr. Roberto Zepeda Martinez

Torre II de Humanidades, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, C.P. 04510, CDMX

SBS Mexico Initiatives Visiting Scholar 

Dr. Zepeda was a Visiting Scholar at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences hosted by SBS Mexico Initiatives in July of 2018.  During his time at the university, he worked in strengthening collaborative research with the University of Arizona. He conducted research and presented a lecture titled, “The Impact of the Mexican Presidential Election in the United States, Canada, and Mexico Relations.” 


Dr. Roberto Zepeda Martínez is a researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN) at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Previously, he was Research Professor at the Institute of International Studies at the Universidad del Mar, in Huatulco, Mexico. Dr. Zepeda Martínez holds a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Sheffield as well as a Master’s in international studies at the University of Sinaloa (UAS), focusing on North America. He has taught politics at UNAM in Mexico City, and in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. His most recent publications include: Roberto Zepeda, “Collateral Effects of Migration in the Americas: Security Implications”, in Reconceptualizing Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Bruce M. Bagley; Jonathan D. Rosen and Hanna S. Kassab (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015). Peter Watt and Roberto Zepeda, Drug War Mexico: Politics, Neoliberalism, and Violence in the New Narcoeconomy (London: Zed Books, 2012); Roberto Zepeda, “Disminución de la tasa de trabajadores sindicalizados en México durante el periodo neoliberal,” Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas, LI (207): 57–81, 2009. He is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI, level 1) in Mexico since 2014. He has published 9 book chapters, 18 articles in academic journals, and 5 books, focused primarily on neoliberalism, migration, labor unions, and narcotrafficking.