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Cambio Center News - June 2006

New faculty fellow - Deborah Cohen, UMSL

Let us give a warm welcome to Deborah Cohen, Assistant Professor of History and the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Missouri–St. Louis. She specializes in the interrelationship between migration and questions of race, gender, and nation formation in Mexico and the U.S. Her manuscript, "Bordering Modernities: Race, Masculinity, and the Cultural Politics of Mexico-US Migration," examines mid-twentieth century Mexican migration to the United States to show how race, modernity, and national identity in Mexico and the United States have been made in relation to each other and have reinforced the differences screened for at the border.
She will bring to the Cambio Center the much needed historic perspective.

USDA National Research Initiative Grant award!

I am very pleased to report that USDA-CSREES has approved a Cambio Center's research proposal led by fellows Corinne Valdivia (Agricultural Economics) and Anne Dannerbeck-Janku (Social Work), submitted to their very competitive and peer-reviewed National Research Initiative 2006 grants program. The proposal is titled "Asset Accumulation Strategies in Three New Settlement Communities," and will span research work for three years, starting in October 2006. Besides the co-PIs, fellows participating in this project are Steve Jeanetta (Community Development), Keith Jamtgaard (OSEDA), and Domingo Martínez. Also, other fellows provided ideas and took part in the discussions to write the proposal, back in December and January.This award --given to the Cambio Center's very first full fledged competitive grant proposal-- is a clear indication of the high quality of our researchers, the original and unique approach of the Cambio Center to the issues of immigration --including philosophy and multidisciplinary work--, and the urgency and relevance of the subject matter.

Cambio Center activities

New Books at the Cambio Center

Some external reports and papers of interest

Recent Pew Hispanic Center Fact sheets