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Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is an assistant professor in the Government Department. 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 in the Texas-Tamaulipas border, mainly focused on organized crime, poverty, unemployment and endemic corruption in Mexico's "new democratic" times.
Correa-Cabrera 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 Funacion Ethose, 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.