From billionaire Carlos Slim, who recently became a major stockholder in the New York Times, to immigrants who have reshaped the ethnic makeup of New York neighborhoods, in recent years Mexico has made its presence felt in the City. In a changing New York it is an opportune time to begin establishing new forums for research, discussion, and dialogue on Mexican Studies.
It is our pleasure to invite faculty and graduate students to share their current research and ideas in an effort to strengthen communication and collaboration between Mexico scholars in CUNY and the City more generally. Researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.
This gathering will function as a plenary session for future events and initiatives. Please join us and share your ideas on how to strengthen the presence of Mexico in CUNY!
*Refreshments will be served.
4:00 – 4:30PM: Mexican studies in the City: Views from Literature (Araceli Tinajero, City College), History (Eric Zolov, Franklin & Marshall College), and Social Sciences (Stephanie Golob, Baruch College)
4:30 – 5:00PM: Introductions and discussion of current research by attendees
5:00– 6:00PM: Plenary for future Mexican studies initiatives