The Mexico Center at UTSA

About the Mexico Center

The UTSA Mexico Center’s mission, vision, and core values statements reflect the purpose of our Center (Mission), and what we aspire to be (Vision).

Mission Statement

The Mexico Center fosters research and critical engagement in transnational histories, cultures, and politics that bound the United States and Mexico together. Scholarship and collaborations, conferences, symposia and publications, and engagements with the broader public correct contemporary discourses that vilify Mexico and its diverse peoples on both sides of the border. Thus, the Center produces knowledge to influence our shared cultural and political destinies.

Vision Statement

The UTSA Mexico Center aspires to become a premier institute for humanities and social science research and teaching on Greater Mexico. To accomplish this goal the Mexico Center intends to:

  • Develop, in conjunction with other academic departments, undergraduate and graduate courses on Mexico and Mexican American related topics; develop relevant library and electronic data resources; complement the instructional and research programs with the organization of seminars and conferences.
  • Develop and publicize the center’s role as a major research institute by fostering research activities about Greater Mexico in collaboration with other institutions in the U.S. and Mexico; by organizing scholarly meetings; by developing an electronic publications series and repository.
  • Stimulate dialogue within UTSA and in the larger community on issues related to Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations.
  • Establish collaboration with colleagues and students at other Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Mailing Address

The Mexico Center at UTSA
One UTSA Circle, MH 4.03.02
San Antonio, Texas 78249

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