Fields of activities:
» Cultural studies
Brief description of your activity focus
Research on cultural and immigration studies, namely Mexican communities in the United States.
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
I´ve carried out several research projects on Mexican immigrant associations (usually known as hometown associations, or HTAs) in the United States, dealing with three main topics. The first refers to their role regarding the relationship between regional development and collective remittances sent to Mexico by these groups. The second refers to the political participation these associations have promoted within their memberships, both in Mexico and the United States. And the third topic refers to cultural issues, like the promotion of a collective identity by these associations.