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  • Center for Interamerican and Border Studies

 
  • 500 W. University Ave.
  • CIBS Building, 1514 Hawthorne (corner of Crosby)
  • El Paso, TX 79968
 
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Mission and Goals

The Center for Inter-American and Border Studies contributes to UTEP’s mission, vision, and goals by conducting and promoting research, academic programs, and public outreach on the Americas and Border Studies. These include culture and language, the arts, economics, trade, society, history, ecosystems and environment, sciences and engineering, health, and education. CIBS has an innovative vision of place based research and teaching that integrates traditionally separate fields of knowledge.

Funders and Collaborators

Funded by UTEP and the State of Texas, CIBS hosts an IDR community of practice to “Identify High-Impact Research on Immigration and Borders” (UTEP ORSP and Office of the Provost) and collaborates with the Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM) on USDA funded research on the future of water in the binational Paso del Norte region. CIBS reports to the College of Liberal Arts.

KEYWORDS

  1. Borders
  2. culture
  3. environment
  4. health
  5. human rights
  6. human security
  7. Latin America
  8. Mexico
  9. migration
  10. trade
  11. U.S.-Mexico border

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Cross-cutting: U.S. –Mexico and Latin America: Social and Behavioral Issues
  2. Global Enterprise & Border Studies
  3. National Defense & Border Security

EXPERTISE

Developing and supporting large, university wide, interdisciplinary projects, including fostering collaboration, identifying grant opportunities, building and supporting teams, proposal development and project management.
Addressing place-based characteristics of the U.S.-Mexico border region, the country of Mexico, and selected regions of Latin America. Particular strengths in migration, mobility (travel and trade), community health, environment, human rights and human security.
Support the educational role of the University though support of and participation in undergraduate and graduate training and research, including undergraduate and MA programs in Latin American and Border Studies.

CAPABILITIES

Consultation (and in select cases, collaboration) with researchers on the adaptation of research and educational goals and methods to the specific place-based context of borders, especially the U.S.-Mexico border, and similarly selected regions of Latin America. Grant administration. Hosting of international faculty, researcher, and student visitors (when space is available).

KEYWORDS

  1. Borders
  2. culture
  3. environment
  4. health
  5. human rights
  6. human security
  7. Latin America
  8. Mexico
  9. migration
  10. trade
  11. U.S.-Mexico border

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Cross-cutting: U.S. –Mexico and Latin America: Social and Behavioral Issues
  2. Global Enterprise & Border Studies
  3. National Defense & Border Security

MEMBERS

Heyman, Josiah
Director
Professor
Liberal Arts - Sociology and Anthropology

Staff
Center/Other Units - Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (CIBS

Slack, Jeremy
Assistant Professor Of Geography and Latin American Studies
Assistant Professor
Liberal Arts - Sociology and Anthropology

KEYWORDS

  1. Borders
  2. culture
  3. environment
  4. health
  5. human rights
  6. human security
  7. Latin America
  8. Mexico
  9. migration
  10. trade
  11. U.S.-Mexico border

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Cross-cutting: U.S. –Mexico and Latin America: Social and Behavioral Issues
  2. Global Enterprise & Border Studies
  3. National Defense & Border Security

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