Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (Ph.D. in Political Science, The New School for Social Research) is Associate Professor at the Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), Brownsville Campus. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-U.S. relations, energy policy, border security, immigration, and organized crime. Her teaching fields include comparative politics, Latin American politics, U.S.-Mexico relations, U.S.-Mexico border policy, energy and security policy, comparative public policy and public administration, and Latino politics. Guadalupe’s most recent book is entitled Democracy in “Two Mexicos”: Political Institutions in Oaxaca and Nuevo León (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). She has published works in journals such as Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Journal of Borderlands Studies, Politics & Policy, Policy Studies, among others. Dr. Correa-Cabrera just finished writing her second book entitled “Los Zetas Inc.”: Criminal Corporation, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico (UT Press – forthcoming August 8, 2017). She is working on a new book (coauthored with Dr. Tony Payan) entitled The Bird’s Eye View: An Elitist Analysis of Mexico’s 2006-2012 Security Strategy. She is also co-editing a volume (with Professor Victor Konrad) titled North American Borders in Comparative Perspective: Re-Bordering Canada, The United States of America and Mexico in the 21st Century. Guadalupe was recently the Principal Investigator of a research grant to study organized crime and trafficking in persons in Central America and along Mexico’s eastern migration routes, supported by the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (April 2015-September 2016). She is President-elect of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS). Dr. Correa-Cabrera is currently residential fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (September 2016-May 2017).