South Padre Parade
Join Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera and Jenny Clark for dinner and dialogue regarding, “a dangerous journey to the United States” at Casa Mariposa, located at 112 West Corral St. at South Padre Island, on Monday, March 4. The event, slated for 6:30 p.m., will offer dinner, wine and entertainment by Rumbo al’ Anacua.
Correa-Cabrera will also be signing copies of his book, “Democracy in Two Mexicos.” The event will be benefiting the Eighth Annual Human Trafficking Conference, hosted at the University of Texas at Brownsville, sponsored by Casa Mariposa, Dr. Tara Rios and Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill.
Correa-Cabrera is assistant professor and Chair of the Government Department of the University of Texas at Brownsville. Her areas of expertise are comparative politics, Mexican politics, Mexico-U.S. relations, and border studies. Her teaching fields include public policies in the Mexico-U.S border region, U.S.-Mexico relations, American Hispanic politics, and Latin American politics. She is currently developing a project on the explanations of violence and organized crime in the Texas-Tamaulipas border region. The project has been supported by the Open Society Institute and the Social Science Research Council through the Latin American Security, Drugs and Democracy (LASDD) Postdoctoral Fellowship. In the Summer of 2012 she was visiting researcher at the Center for Research on North America (CISAN) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Guadalupe received her Ph.D. in political science at the New School for Social Research (New York City) and bachelor’s degree in economics at Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City). She was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship as a graduate student. Her previous work experience includes positions with the Mexican government at the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance, and director of political analysis at Fundación Ethos, a Mexican think tank dedicated to research, analysis, evaluation and design of public policies in the areas of poverty alleviation, social and economic sustainable development, and the consolidation of democracy in Latin America. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS).
Dr. Correa-Cabrera is quoted and cited frequently in different national and international news media on the topics of Mexican politics, U.S-Mexico relations, U.S.-Mexico border relations, and particularly on drug trafficking issues and drug violence in Mexico. Among these media sources are: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, Al Jazeera English, the Brownsville Herald, San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, Texas Observer, Latin America Advisor (Inter-American Dialogue), Agence France-Presse, The Nation, major Mexican newspapers and magazines (Reforma, El Universal, Excélsior, La Jornada, El Economista, Proceso, Siempre!), BBC radio, KRGV Channel 5, Action 4 News, Radio UNAM, Scholars’ Circle & the Insighters, among others.
For more information, call Sherrie Gomez at (956) 778-6095 or Angie Gonzalez at (956) 882-4324.