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Thursday, March 20 • 1:30pm - 2:50pm
TH3.01 ‘Informal Networks at the Border: the Mexico/US Case’

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Moderator: Jose Carlos G. Aguiar, Leiden University

  • Informality as a Resource: Cross-Border Trade and Non-Hegemonic Globalization'
    José Carlos G. Aguiar, Leiden University

  • Conceptualizing Human Trafficking Along the US/Mexico Border
    Jenny Clark, South Texas College

  • Inequalities and Global Flows in Mexico’s Northeastern Border: The Effects of Migration, Commerce, Hydrocarbons, and Transnational Organized Crime'
    Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, The University of Texas at Brownsville

  • Changes and Continuities in the Use of Networks for Undocumented Border Crossing in Northern Mexico
    Juan Carlos Narváez Gutiérrez, Centro de Estudios Migratorios; Salvador Cobo, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

  • US-Mexican Border Enforcement and Drug Trafficking Networks'
    Michelle Keck, University of Texas at Brownsville

  • Understanding Learning in Participatory Budgeting: Identifying Dialectic Tensions + Resolutions using a Discourse Analysis Approach
    Presenter: José W. Melendez, University of Illinois at Chicago


José Carlos G. Aguiar

Leiden University

Jenny Bryson Clark

South Texas College
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Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Associate Professor and Chair, The University of Texas at Brownsville
Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is Associate Professor and Chair of the Government Department of the University of Texas at Brownsville. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-U.S. relations, border security, immigration, and organized crime. Her teaching fields include comparative politics, Latin American politics, U.S.-Mexico relations, U.S.-Mexico border policy, comparative public policy and public administration, and American Hispanic politics... Read More →

Juan Carlos Narváez Gutiérrez

Centro de Estudios Migratorios

Michelle Keck

University of Texas at Brownsville
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José W. Melendez

Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Chicago
José is a political junkie, a world traveler and a dancer who loves theater and the arts. His talents and background give him unique perspective on urban planning, and have influenced his field of study: learning in community development. At the University of Illinois, Chicago, José is studying the participatory budgeting process in Chicago's 49th ward. His active research agenda focuses on the interrelation between how the environment... Read More →


Salvador Cobo

Instituto Politécnico Nacional


José Carlos G. Aguiar

Leiden University

Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Lantana Room (Westin Lobby Level)