Mexican Studies

Mexican Studies Group (MSG)

The Mexican Studies Group is co-sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and the Center for Latin American Studies. In its third year now, this group brings together faculty and graduate students from history, political science, literature, sociology, art, anthropology, music, pedagogy, and Latin American studies.  MSG aims at raising the profile of research related to Mexico on our campus. Apart from our monthly meetings to discuss in-progress work authored by members and invited scholars from beyond Vanderbilt, we organize interdisciplinary seminars and colloquia on matters related to Mexico and the border with the U.S. MSG is co-organized by Helena Siimonett (Latin American Studies) and Edward Wright-Rios (History).

For more information contact: Helena Simonett (Latin American Studies),; for information on Spring 2014 events, contact edward.wright-rios@Vanderbilt.Edu


Border Insecurity in Central America’s Northern Triangle- A report published by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and Mexico Institute, in collaboration with the Migration Policy Institute which outlines the long-standing pattern of government inattention to the border regions – probing the root causes that range from institutional, economic, and resource challenges to corruption and weak government structures.


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