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).

Have an inquiry about our program?

We appreciate your interest in The Mexico Center at UTSA and extend our warmest welcome to you.

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October 16, 2023

Mellon Humanities Pathways Program - Now accepting applications!

The UTSA Mexico Center seeks undergraduate students from underrepresented and other backgrounds to participate in the 2023-2024 cohort of the UTSA Mellon Humanities Pathways Program.

Christine Martinez, an undergraduate Modern Language Studies major and Linguistics minor

August 26, 2020

Linguistic Student Wins Competition

Published by COLFA

Christine Martinez recently awarded third place in the 3M Ready, Set, Research Competition.

Contact us:

  •   Office Location
  •   McKinney Humanities Building MH 4.03.02
  •   1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
  •   210-458-2692
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