Mexico is an important country of focus for UC Davis. During the 2021-22 academic year, Mexico was a spotlight country for Global Affairs, with a focus on strengthening connections, building on current efforts with collaborators in the country, and widely sharing joint projects between UC Davis and Mexican partners.
2021-22 Events and Programs - Mexico
- Events and Programs
- Fall 2021
- October 7, 2021: Policy Impacts in the Age of Trump: Evidence from DACA
- October 14, 2021: Arturo O'Farrill y la orquesta Afro Latin Jazz
- October 14, 2021: Introduction to International Migration: The Outlines of Knowledge and Continuing Research
- October 21, 2021: The Boundaries of Safety: Building a Grassroots Sanctuary in the Inland Empire
- October 28, 2021: Regions of Contagion and Invisible Corporealities: Migrant and Refugee Relations of Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico
- November 5, 2021: Los Migrantes Hablan, los Migrantes Actúan, los Migrantes Saben: New Audiovisual Production on and by Migrants
- November 18, 2021: Migration and Borders in the 2020s - Law and Enforcement
- November 19, 2021 – May 13, 2022: Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA) Book Talk Series 2021-2022
- December 2, 2021: The U.S. 2016 Election & Racialized Health Outcomes for Infants Born to US-Born & Immigrant Mothers
- December 3, 2021: Global Migration Center 2021 Annual Symposium
- Winter 2021
- February 4, 2022: HIA Book Talk Series: Robert Weis: For Christ and Country
- February 24, 2022: The Economics of US-Mexico Migration: Policies, Networks, Labor Markets, and Human Capital
- February 25, 2022: HIA Book Talk Series: Tanalis Padilla (MIT): Unintended Lessons of Revolution
- March 18, 2022: Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
- Spring 2021
- April 28, 2022: Las Cafeteras
- Fall 2021
UC Davis has substantial connections with Mexico, including:
- Nearly 25 percent of the university’s enrolled students are Hispanic, and many have connections to Mexico.
- More than 100 UC Davis faculty have ongoing linkages with Mexican institutions and scholars. UC Davis also hosts a significant number of Mexican visiting scholars, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and a large number of Mexican-origin undergraduate students.
- Mexico constitutes a major destination for UC Davis students pursuing study abroad programs.
- A wide network of services and professional organizations on campus serve UC Davis students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Mexican descent.
Collaborative research is a key component of the UC Davis relationship with Mexico. UC Davis faculty members and their counterparts at Mexican institutions have initiated numerous research projects in agriculture, environmental sciences, energy, water, migration, arts, medicine, law and other areas. For the past 10 years, UC Davis has been the top recipient of CONACYT grants within the UC system. UC Davis researchers were co-PIs on 69 such grants between 2010 and 2020. UC Davis has also been one of the top recipients of UC-MEXUS small grants, having received 35 such grants for faculty since 2002.
Aligning with UC Davis engagement on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the spotlight on Mexico will also involve opportunities to strengthen research with Mexican institutions on themes that include: Migration; Law; Health; Water, and Energy. Mexico will also be a focus of select teaching and learning programs, and collaborative work between UC Davis and Mexico will be featured in public events throughout the academic year.