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

Matías Romero Visiting Scholars Program

The Matías Romero Visiting Scholars Program was originally created in 2003 as the Matías Romero Chair in Mexican Studies through an educational and research cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico and UT Austin. Its purpose is to promote the presence and participation of distinguished Mexicans from the public and private sectors, as well as from academia, to foster greater understanding of Mexican culture and society.

For more information, and to apply, visit the Matías Romero VSP Call 2019–20 online application form (English). 

Vea la convocatoria en español: Convocatoria Matías Romero 2019–20.

Contact: Mariela García, 512.471.8418.

The Mexican government's commitment to academic collaboration with UT Austin led to the renewal and reformulation of the Matías Romero Agreement on July 9, 2015. The reformulated agreement has the objective of advancing a shared vision of innovative research that will promote basic scientific and humanistic discovery, as well as new knowledge applied for practical ends on topics that both Mexico and Texas identify as high priority.

The current Matías Romero Visiting Scholars Program is open to any discipline, from the STEM fields to Humanities and Social Sciences, and will support up to ten (10) projects each academic year.

The Mexican Foreign Ministry selected the following Mexican scholars for the Matías Romero grant in July 2018:

  • Tonatiuh Barrientos, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, "Embarazo adolescente subsecuente en México y Texas" (Collaborator: Julie Maslowsky, Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education)
  • Miguel Angel Camacho López, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, “Characterization of laser-induced plasmas in supercritical fluids for potential applications in various fields such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and medicine” (Collaborator: Thomas Milner, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering)
  • Cynthia Cariño Hernández, Tecnológico de Monterrey, “Migración de la Sierra Gorda queretana, nuevos orígenes y destinos en Estados Unidos” (Collaborator: Martha Menchaca, Dept. of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts)
  • Valentina Glockner Fagetti, El Colegio de Sonora, CONACYT, “Forced displacement and the links between internal and international child migration: the Mexican case” (Collaborator: Rebecca Torres, Dept. of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts)
  • Indra Labardini Fragoso, UNAM, Facultad Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, “Actores, estrategias y mecanismos de cooperación y diálogo en materia de medio ambiente en la frontera México-Estados Unidos” (Collaborator: C.J. Álvarez, Dept. of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, College of Liberal Arts)
  • Andrés Ramírez Contreras, Universidad Iberoamericana, "An exploratory study for adapting a cultural analysis methodology to short term study abroad programs" (Collaborator: Deidre Méndez, PhD, Center for Global Business, McCombs School of Business)
  • Ma. Elena Rivera Heredia, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, “La salud física y mental de los migrantes retornados desde la perspectiva de los usuarios de los servicios de salud del Estado de Michoacán, México" (Collaborator: Dean Luis Zayas, Steve Hicks School of Social Work)     
  • César Rebolledo, Universidad La Salle, Ciudad de México, “Haitijuana: exposed identities facing migration, deportation, stranding and citizenship at the border between Mexico and the U.S.” (Collaborator: Virginia Garrard, LLILAS / Dept. of History, College of Liberal Arts)
  • Tamara Segura Herrera, CIESAS Occidente, “Immigration Policy and Children's Rights: Impacts of Repatriation of Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Mexico” (Collaborator: Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts) 
  • Pedro Fernando Vera, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Centro de Investigación en Biotecnología Aplicada, “Estudio de patrones de expresión genética y epigenética bajo estrés por sequía en
    una planta modelo” (Collaborator: Hong Qiao, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, College of Natural Sciences)

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