Mexican Studies Group

The Mexican Studies Group brings together scholars working on Mexico from across New York City and surrounding areas.  The initiative looks to bolster dialogue between researchers, community members, and students through the organization of academic talks, thematic study groups, and other relevant events. The program provides one of the few spaces in the New York area for Mexicanists to gather and discuss their research and related activities.

Organizing Committee

Faculty Committee:

Mexico Project; Photo credit: Sebastien Paquet/Flickr
Photo credits: Sebastien Paquet. (CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0)

Mauricio A. Font
Director, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies
Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center and Queens College/City University of New York

Araceli Tinajero
Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature
The Graduate Center and City College/City University of New York

Eric Zolov
Associate Professor of History
Stony Brook University

Events

The Bildner Center hosts events regularly. Below find past events associated with the Mexican Studies Group. For upcoming Bildner events, visit our event listings.

2014 Lectures and Events

Mexico-Brazil: Literature and Culture
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9100: Skylight Room

Mexico and Asia: Patterns of Cultural and Economic Exchange
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9206/07

2013 Lectures and Events

Technology and Culture in Twentieth Century Mexico
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Skylight Room
365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street)

The Mexican Digital Libraries
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Mexico - U.S. Relations: History and Prospects
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9206/07

Mexican Muralism
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9204/5

Mexico: Legacies of Revolution
Date: Monday, May 6, 2013, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9206/07

2012 Lectures and Events

For Greater Glory: Reevaluating La Cristiada
Date: Monday, June 18, 2012, 4PM
Location: The Graduate Center, The Segal Theater

Diego Rivera in New York
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 4 PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Segal Theater

Transatlantic Connections: Reyes, Borges, Gómez de la Serna
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012, 4 PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room C205

Kokoro, una mexicana en Japón Book Launch
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012, 5:30-8:30PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Democracy in Mexico: The 2012 Elections
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 4PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium

Modern Art and Photography in Revolutionary Mexico
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 4PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Skylight Room

2011 Lectures and Events

Women in Mexico: Art, Creativity, and Daily Practices
Date: Monday, October 17, 2011, 3PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Police Reform in Mexico and Latin America
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 4PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room C-198

The Legacy of Protest Song in Mexico
Date: Monday, May 2, 2011, 4:00 PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9206

Trotsky in Mexico
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 4:00 PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Rooms C201/C202

2010 Lectures and Events

Elite and Popular Consumption Practices in Mexico
Date: Monday, November 15, 2010, 4:00 PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9206/9207

Regional Development in Mexico
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 4PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room C198 (Concourse Level)

La novela policíaca mexicana
Los minutos negros: una conversación con Martín Solares
Date: Monday, May 3, 2010, 4PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9204

Lucha Libre, Superheroes, and Mexican Identity
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 4PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9206/9207

La noche mexicana: The Invention of National Cultural Stereotypes
Date: Monday, March 22, 2010, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Rooms 9206/9207

The World of Mexican Migrants
Date: Friday, February 19, 2010, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9204/9205

2009 Lectures and Events

The War Against Flu: Who Loses?
Date:  Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 5:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room C204/C205

First Stop in the New World
Date:  Friday, October 9, 2009, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room 9206/9207

Zapatismo and Globalization
Date: Friday, November 20, 2009, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Skylight Room

In the Name of El Pueblo: Poetry, Prophecy and History in Yucatán
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 4PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Rooms C202/C203 

Contemporary Mexican Literature
Date:  Friday, March 13, 2009, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Room C204/C205

Murder in the Public Sphere in Contemporary Mexico
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Rooms 9206/9207

Cultures of Narcotrafficking in Mexico: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Date: Monday, April 20, 4PM
Location: The Graduate Center, Rooms 9206/9207

2008 Lectures and Events

CUNY Mexican Studies Colloquium
Date: November 7, 2008, 4:00PM
Location: The Graduate Center, President’s Conference Room (Room 8201)