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Me in Chiapas, Mexico

¡Bienvenid@s! Welcome!

On this site, you will find some information about my classes, research interests and community involvement.
Colorful China Poblanas parade in Zacatecas
Parade in downtown Zacatecas, 2009
If you have questions about my work, or the work of the Binational Migration Institute (BMI) do not hesitate to contact me at 
I  encourage you explore the tabs above for additional information about my activities. My list of publications continues to grow.  It inlcudes a report from a pilot study of mixed immigrant families that I and several students conducted in 2011. 
This spring I am teaching

Exciting News!:  I am very excited to announce our book now available, Unchartered Terrains: New Directions in Border Research Methodology, Ethics and Practice.

If you click the above link, you can read more about this volume, see the list of chapters and contributing authors.


Made up of 5 universities from Mexico and the United States, The Puentes Consortium provides a distinctive voice for the bi-national community of scholars who carry out multidisciplinary, public policy research on issues of importance to the U.S.-Mexico relations and to the well-being of their inhabitants. Each year the Puentes Consortium’s Mexico-U.S. Higher Education Leadership Forum honors the papers by inviting the binational teams of co-authors to attend to discuss their research in a conference paper award session.  These interactions are aimed at enhancing connections between U.S. and Mexican institutions of higher education and foundations for long-term, effective dialogue.

More exciting News!:

I am happy to announce that I am the lead author of a paper selected for an award from the Puentes Consortium.   The paper, “Mexican Women and Family Planning Trends: A Cross Border Synthesis,” co-authored with Marianne Marchand and Edmundo Meza Rodríguez (Universidad de la Americas-Puebla), Salena Meyer Loredo (University of Arizona), and Laura Abril Rios-Rivera (Universidad Autónoma de Mexico), examines primary and secondary data to draw links between family planning trends in Mexico and in the United States, brought together through migration. 

¡Gracias! Thanks for visiting!