Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Five Faculty Members Win Mexico Center Award for Opinion Writing

Wed, May 8, 2019
Five Faculty Members Win Mexico Center Award for Opinion Writing

The LLILAS Benson Mexico Center is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Mexico Center Award for opinion writing related to Mexico. Winners were chosen on the basis of the relevance of their writing to UT Mexico work, quality of writing, and prestige of the news outlet where the piece was published.

The winners, and their publications, are as follows: Gloria González-López (Sociology), “What the #MeToo Movement Could Do for Victims of Incest” (Ms. Magazine, Jan. 2019); Stephanie Leutert (Strauss Center for International Security and Law, LBJ School), “Trump Has It Backward: Many Migrants Are Victims of Crime” (New York Times, Sept. 2018); Carlos Torres-Verdín (Cockrell School of Engineering), “Texas and Mexico Have a Perfect Partnership Opportunity” (Dallas Morning News, Nov. 2018); Carmen Valdez (Steve Hicks School of Social Work), “Belonging and Identity for the Children of Immigrants” (The Hill, Jan. 2019); and Stephen Vladeck (Texas Law), “Our Increasingly Unenforceable Constitution” (New York Times, March 2018). 

The Mexico Center Award is an initiative funded by Drs. Adriana Pacheco and Fernando Macías, two Texas alumni from Mexico. Pacheco is the head of the UT president Greg Fenves's International Board of Advisors. The awards were announced by Mexico Center director Ricardo Ainslie at a President's Office reception honoring outgoing Mexican consul-general Carlos González Gutiérrez. A new call for the 2020 Mexico Center Award will be issued in the fall of 2019.

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