Student and Postdoctoral Small Grants Program

The Student Small Grants competition is offered each month to support UC graduate students and UC postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas consistent to UC MEXUS goals. Listed here are the grant recipients, departments, home campuses, UC faculty sponsors and project titles.

By Year
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
2016

Jeffrey Adler, Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Maziar Toosarvandani)
The Investigation and documentation of tone in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec

Adela Amaral, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Rosemary A. Joyce)
The Ethnohistory and Archaeology of a Maroon Reduccion

Laura Daly, Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture Program, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Sheryl-Ann Simpson)
Participation Explosions: New approaches in the struggle to amplify citizen voice in Mexico

Vanessa Delgado, Sociology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Laura Enriquez)
The Impact of DACA and DAPA on the Legal Consciousness of Undocumented Immigrants
SCR-43

Yessica Garcia Hernandez, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Jillian Hernandez)
Understanding Mexican Music Across Borders: Forming Dialogues Between Chicanx and Mexican Scholars about the Politics of Music and Violence
SCR-43

Bernard Joseph Gordillo, Music, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Leonora Saavedra)
Luis Abraham Delgadillo in Mexico City (1921-1925)

Armand Gutierrez, Sociology, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Abigail Andrews)
Between Here and There: An Analysis of How and Why Second-Generation Mexican- and Filipino-Americans Maintain Transnational Ties
SCR-43

Randall Long, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Tom Dudley)
Surveys of Insect Communities in the Colorado River Delta

Jessica Love-Nichols, Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Mary Bucholtz)
Orgullosamente Indígena: Creating sociolinguistic justice through collaborative activism

Deyanira Nevarez Martinez Planning, Policy and Design, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Victoria Basolo)
The Persistence of Poverty in Colonias along the U.S.-Mexico Border
SCR-43

Michelle-Yvette Osorio Luis, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Lillian Cruz-Orengo)
Field Research Experience and Rural Veterinary Work in Mexico

Leslie Rose Perkins, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Travis Stanton)
Burials, Trade, and Pilgrimage at Postclassic Cozumel, Mexico

Roxanne Radpour, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Ioanna Kakoulli)
Terahertz-Time Domain Spectroscopy Studies on Mexican Cultural Heritage

Luis A. Rodríguez, School of Medicine, UC San Francisco
(Faculty Sponsor: Jaime Sepúlveda)
National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT 2016) Analysis: Nutritional Status and Diabettes among the Mexican Population

Patrick Rohrer, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Travis Stanton)
Proyecto de Interacción Política de Yucatán (PIPCY)

Ruben Irvin Rojas Valdes, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell)
Attendance to the Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment

Maria Sayil Camacho, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Robert Rhoads)
The Latina/o Postdoctoral Workplace Experience: Deconstructing U.S. Race Relations and Social Hierarchies
SCR-43

Steven Edward Schmidt, Sociology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: David Smith)
Globalization and Urban Development in Mexico City's Historic Center

Meredith Van Natta, Social and Behavioral Sciences, UC San Francisco
(Faculty Sponsor: Howard Pinderhughes)
Risky Bodies: Health, Citizenship, and the Biopolitics of Undocumented Immigration
SCR-43

2015

Mary Alice Barr, Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Michael E. Oskin)
The Cerro Prieto Fault: Neotectonic Mapping and Assessment for Paleoseismic Investigation

Kyle Broach, Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Adina Paytan)
Temporal microfossil assemblages and environmental change in Celestun Lagoon, Yucatan, Mexico

Christopher Carter, Political Science, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Thad Dunning)
Withholding Legitimacy: A citizen-based approach to institutional choice in Oaxaca

Xochitl C. Chavez, Music, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Deborah Wong)
The Two Faces of the Cultural Coin: Commercialization and Clientelism in the Production of the Guelaguetza Festival

Mario A. De Leo Winkler, Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Gabriela Canalizo)
Invited oral contribution at the International Astronomy Union XXIX Conference on the public outreach activities in UCR, Riverside and Mexico

Kelly Edyburn, Education, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Quirk)
Assessing Language Instruction Practices in Linguistically Diverse Early Childhood Classrooms
SCR-43

Monika Egerer, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Stacy Philpott)
2015 International Agroecology Shortcourse: Agroecology, A Global Movement: Tracing Our Roots and Looking Forward

Azucena Hernandez-Ramirez, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Estelle Tarica)
Academic Training on Critical Edition of 19th Century Mexican Texts

Audrey Hope, Visual Arts, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Anya Gallaccio)
SOMA Summer Artist Residency

Patricia Huerta, Dance Studies, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Jose L. Reynoso)
Intersecting Dance

María Esteli Jiménez Soto, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Stacy M. Philpott)
Participation in the International Hymenoptera Course (HYM) to advance ecological research in a Mexican coffee plantation

Joshua Lieto, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Travis Stanton)
Training in ceramic typology, chronology and analysis, done in conjunction with PIPCY (Proyecto de Interacción Política del Centro de Yucatán)

Daniel Millán Ovando, Sociology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Laura E. Enriquez)
UC Undocumented Student Resources Assessment
SCR 43

Stephanie Miller, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Travis Stanton)
Professional Development in Archaeology of the Maya Lowlands in the Yucatan Peninsula

Alessandro Morosin, Sociology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Alfredo Mirandé)
Oaxaca Summer Institute (Summer 2015)

Janet Muñiz, Sociology, School of Social Sciences, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Rocío Rosales)
Neighborhood Change in Downtown Santa Ana
SCR-43

Matthew Pecenco, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Elisabeth Sadoulet)
Land tenure reform and wealth transfers: Evidence on long-term welfare

G. Aleph Prieto, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Carl W. Cotman)
Flow synaptometry analysis of mixed synaptic transmission

Angela Quiros and Dena Spatz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Peter Raimondi)
Effects of coastal development on Zostera marina along the northern Baja coast, Mexico

Lina M. Reznicek-Parrado, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Cecilia Colombi)
Introducing Critical Pedagogy: Bridging Latino California with Latino Nebraska
SCR-43

Lina M. Reznicek-Parrado and Tracy Quan, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Julia Menard-Warwick)
Language Maintenance and Literacy as Power: The case of Latina mothers
SCR-43

Vanessa Segundo, Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Adela de la Torre)
Mission Graduation: Understanding how Latino university students leverage co-curricular involvement to navigate the educational pipeline
SCR-43

Paula Sosenski Correa, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Diane Campbell)
The adaptive value of nectar, floral scent and its combination in Ipomopsis aggregate

Luis Trujillo, Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Dylan Rodriguez)
Crime and Corruption in the U.S. and Mexico

2014

Andrés E. Aguilar, Linguistics, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Gabriela Caballero)
Nahuatl Language Studies and Fieldwork

Melanie Barboni, Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Axel Schmitt)
U/Th Zircon chronometry of Holocene eruptions in the Salton Sea geothermal system (California, USA) using a new high-spatial resolution dating technique

Melinda Barnadas, Visual Arts, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Teddy Cruz)
Reimagining the Artist's Position in An Ever-fluctuating Sociopolitical Landscape: Experiment in labor and Process as Visual Form

Mario Alberto Castillo, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Rosemary Joyce)
Tracing everyday lives in the late 16th century Mexican Bajio: A Grey and Primary Document Review

Paulette Cha, Health Services and Policy Analysis, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: William H. Dow)
Obesity amoung Mexican immigrants: The role of assimilation
SCR-43

Mario A. De Leo Winkler, Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Gabriela Canalizo)
Public outreach on astronomy for the UCR Campus, the City of Riverside, and Latino communities

Luz A. de Wit, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Bernie Tershy)
Preliminary study to detect presence of Toxoplasma gondii in Cedros Island, Baja California, Mexico

Katherine Ennis, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Stacy Philpott)
How do ant diets change with seasonal variation? The effects of diverse foraging strategies and limiting nutrients in a seasonally dry coffee agroecosystem

Laura E. Enríquez, Sociology,UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Ruben Rumbaut)
For Love and Papers: Mixed-Status Latino Families in the Shadows of Immigration Policy
SCR-43

Laura E. Enríquez, Sociology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Ruben Rumbaut)
Legal, "Illegal," and In Between: How Changes in Immigration Status and Access to Rights Impact Immigrant Incorporation
SCR-43

Mercedes Fernandez Oromendia, Gevirtz School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Collie Conoley)
An analysis of the relationship between biculturalism, hope, social connectedness and wellbeing in Mexican immigrants in California
SCR-43

John Gust, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Scott Fedick)
Production in Quintana Roo, Mexico: Comparative Examples from Abroad

María Esteli Jiménez Soto, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Stacy M. Philpott)
Trees with extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) and their association with arboreal ants and their parasitoids in a coffee plantation

Rafael A. Lara Resendiz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Barry Sinervo)
Thermal ecology and extinction risk of reptiles in the United States/Mexico border region. Research visit.

Sarah Morando Lakhani, School of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Taeku Lee)
Mediated Justice: How Video Teleconferencing Shapes the Deportation of Latino Immigrants
SCR-43

Leopoldo Peña, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Viviane Mahieux)
Zapotec Double Gazing: The Surplus National Citizen in the Works of Lamberto Roque Hernández

Emily Pryor, Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Freya Schiwy)
Building a Research Foundation of the Tsotsil Language

Laura E. Quiñónes-Camach, Psychology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Davis)
Emotional Code-Switching in Bilingual College Students
SCR-43

Elizabeth Ramírez Ritchie, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Alain de Janvry)
Weather-indexed insurance and productivity of small-scale farmers: An impact evaluation of Mexico's CADENA program

Oscar Rivera, Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Covadonga Lamar-Prieto)
Literatura y prensa colimenses en las tres primeras décadas del siglo XX

Luis A. Rodríguez, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Lia C. Haskin Fernald)
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (ENSANUT México 2012) Analysis: Processed Foods, Sugar Intake, Food Insecurity and their Effects on Cardiometabolic Health

Heriberto Soto, Community Development Graduate Group, Human Ecology, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Sheryl-Ann Simpson)
The Ganas Project: A Digital Storytelling in Capturing Cultural Narratives
SCR-43

David Tenorio, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Robert Irwin)
Queer Digital Stories: Migrant Bodies

Matthew Valdez, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Margarita Curras-Collazo)
Protocol for Microdissection of Discrete Mouse Hypothermic Nuclei for Gene Expression Profiling of Neuropeptides Derived from Small Coding Regions

Irene I. Vega, Sociology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Vilma Ortiz)
Patrolling Territorial Borders, Negotiating Symbolic Boundaries: A Case Study of Mexican American Border Patrol Agents
SCR-43

Jacob Vogenberg, Biology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Louis Santiago)
Photoprotection in Dragonfruit: An Evaluation on Wild and Cultivated Species of the Yucatán

2013

Heather Agnew, Geography, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: John Agnew)
The Anslinger Effect: Evaluating the early origins of the U.S. 'War on Drugs' along the U.S.-Mexico border

Amy Beck, Pediatrics, UC San Francisco
(Faculty Sponsor: John I. Takayama)
Latino parents' beliefs regarding infant solid food consumption
SCR-43

Helen Cooper, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Donald Potts)
Refuges from ocean acidification: Coralline algae in naturally low-pH water

Andrew D. Coppens, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Barbara Rogoff)
Cultural variation in how U.S. Mexican-heritage and European American families support children's prosocial initiative during a grocery-shopping trip
SCR-43

Sandra M. Correa-Garhwal, Biology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Cheryl Hayashi)
Reinvasion of aquatic habitats: Adaptations of spiders to wet habitats in Mexico

Katherine Ennis, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Stacy Philpott)
Seasonal effects on the biological control of a global coffee pest in Mexico

Adrian H. Huerta, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Patricia M. McDonough)
On the streets…figuring life out: College readiness, gang activity, or military enlistment for Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American males
SCR-43

Bridget Martinez, School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced
(Faculty Sponsor: Rudy M. Ortiz)
Thyroid hormones and insulin-like growth hormone 1 signaling improve lipid metabolism in a prolonged fasting adapted mammal with insulin resistance

Ana Martínez Fernández, Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Adina Paytan)
Impact of ocean acidification, oxygen and nutrient content on benthic foraminifera

Xoaquín Moreira, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Kailen A. Mooney)
Plant genotype diversity effects on anti-herbivore defenses

Keenan Morrison, Biology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: David Reznick)
The placental battlefield - A test of intergenomic conflict in the Poeciliid placenta

Jessica Ordaz, History, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Lorena Oropeza)
Immigrant detention center research
SCR 43

Jessica Julia McGill Peters, Anthropology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Sherry B. Ortner)
American cinema as cultural diplomacy: Seeking international understanding one film at a time

Ulices Piña , History, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Eric Van Young)
The business of tequila: A history of the spirit of mexico from the colonial period to the present

Paulo Quadri, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Erika Zavaleta)
Research field sites assessment

Andrew Semotiuk, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Giles Waines)
Diversity of Mayo and Yaqui ethnobotany from both traditional knowledge transfer and social media

Sabrina Smith, History, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Kevin Terraciano)
The people of African descent in colonial Oaxaca: The intersection of race, class and identity, 1650-1829

Graciela Solis, Psychology & Social Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Maureen Callanan)
Storytelling practices and elaborativeness in Mexican-heritage and European American families
SCR-43

Daniel E. Winkler, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Travis Huxman)
Reconnaissance of the status of a rare, endemic plant species in Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park, Baja California, Mexico

2012

Ana L. Albarrán Lara, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Victoria Sork)
Landscape genomic analysis of adaptive variation along an elevational gradient in Quercus lobata Née, a California endemic oak

Amy Beck, Pediatrics, UC San Francisco
(Faculty Sponsor: John Takayama)
Understanding How Latino Parents Make Decisions Regarding Their Infants and Toddlers Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Participation in Screen Time Activities

Amanda M. Burkhardt, Physiology and Biophysics, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Albert Zlotnik)
Bleomycin Induced Model of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) In A Strain of CXCL17 -/- Mice

Caitlin Cavanagh, Psychology and Social Behavior, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Cauffman)
Latinos in the Juvenile Justice System: Parents Role in Juvenile Probation Success
SCR-43

Abbey Chrystal, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Adina Paytan)
Constraining Natural Variability in Inorganic Carbon Chemistry along the California Margin

Georgia L. Hartman, Anthropology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Bill Maurer)
The Materialization of Technocratic Imagining: Mapping Tourist Development in Cancun

Rodrigo Mendez Alonzo, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Lawren Sack)
Physiological basis of salinity tolerance in halophytes: Osmotic adjustment in three mangrove species

Dominic Paul Miller, Visual Arts, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Jordan Crandall)
Las mujeres de la red

Tomas Moreno, Visual Arts, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Kyong Park)
Alternative Economies: Transformation of labor in art practice and service economy in Mexico

Keenan Morrison, Biology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: David Reznick)
Conflict driven speciation in placental and non-placental sister species of Poecilopsis

Felipe Nunes dos Santos, Political Science, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Michael Thies), The Political Consequences of Government Allocation in Mexico

Juan Manuel Peñaloza Ramírez, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Victoria Sork)
Functional responses to water stress in a California endemic oak, Quercus lobata

Erik C. Porse, Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Samuel Sandoval Solis)
Managing the Rio Grande for Human and Environmental Needs: U.S.-Mexico Collaborative Solutions for Water Resources Management

Lesha Maria Rodriguez, Visual Arts, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Teddy Cruz)
Forensic Botany

Melissa Ruck, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, UC San Francisco
(Faculty Sponsor: Michelle Hermiston)
Myeloid cell contributions to mechanisms of Lupus pathogenesis
SCR-43

Arianne M. Schulz, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Robin Nelson)
An anthropological perspective of cowpeas ((Vigna unguiculata) (L.) Walp.) in the Yucatan and its history of domestication

Tiffany Shinbach, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Linda Egan)
Remembering Pre-Hispanic Goddesses: Inerviews with Contemporary Mexicans on Female Archetypes

Pablo M. Sierra, History, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Kevin Terraciano)
Slavery, Freedom and Afro-Indigenous Interactions in Colonial Puebla de los Angeles: The Case of Felipe Monsón

Eric Olaf Stiner, Biology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: John Gatesy)
Speciation of Jumping Bristletails (Archaeognatha: Machilidae) of North America with an emphasis on the west coast genus Neomachilis

Yolanda E. Vasquez, Psychology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Patricia M. Greenfield)
Bridging Cultures for First-Generation Latino College Students
SCR-43

2011

Lucia Alcalá, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Barbara Rogoff)
Cultural Variation in Children's Participation in Community-wide Events

Lynnette Arnold, Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Mary Bucholtz)
"Como que era Mexicano": Mexico as a resource for constructing strategic transnational identities

Brandon Brown, Medicine, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Kimberly Brouwer)
Cervical cancer prevention among female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico

Amanda M. Burkhardt, Physiology and Biophysics, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Albert Zlotnik)
Potential Role of CXCL17 in human lung diseases

Megan Lorraine Debin, Art History, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Charlene Villaseñor-Black)
Body Traces: Violence and Absence in Contemporary Mexican Performance Art

Elizabeth Derse Crook, Earth and Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Adina Paytan)
In-situ observations of ocean acidification: The "ojos" of Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Joanna Doran, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Irene Bloemraad)
Pathways to Success: The Mexican and Latino Immigrant Experience in an Asset Buildings Program for the Working Poor

Guadalupe Espinoza, Psychology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Jaana Juvonen)
Cyberbullying Experiences Among Urban, Mexican-American Adolescents: A Daily Diary Approach

Rinat Gabitov, Earth and Space Sciences, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: T. Mark Harrison)
Oxygen isotopes fractionation during coral growth: Effects of kinetic and growth environment on the temperature proxy

Raquel Garcia, Spanish, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Linda Egan)
Conscious Political Incorrectness: A Legitimate Discourse in Mexican Stand-up Comedy

Tania L. García-Rosas, History, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Andrés Reséndez)
Vidas Agridulces: Gender and Family in the Veracruz Sugar Industry, 1970-Present

Sebastián Garrido de Sierra, Political Science, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Barbara Geddes)
Explaining the Logic Behind the 1996 Electoral Reform in Mexico

Jonathan D. Gomez, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: George Lipsitz)
El Puente Poetry Workshop

Elizabeth Gonzalez, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Catherine Cooper)
Tridimensional Acculturation, Intra-group Discrimination, and Ethnic Identity Among Indigenous Oaxaqueño/a Adolescents

Andrew Gottscho, Biology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: John Gatesy)
Speciation of Phrynosomatid lizards in the Baja California Peninsula: Integrating geology and genomics

Giovanni Hanna, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Therese A. Markow)
Reproductive biology and population genetics of an invasive Drosophilid: Zaprionus indianus

Alexandro D. Hernández, Ethnomusicology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Rubén Hernández León)
The Chicano-Jarocho Fandango as Resistance and Cultural Affirmation

Elizabeth Horevitz, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Kurt Organista)
Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Toward Reducing Mexican Im/migrant mental health disparities?

Celina E. Kapoor, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Wolf-Meyer)
Reshaping Knowledge and/in Everyday Life: Type-2 Diabetes in McAllen, Texas

Matthew S. Leslie, Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Ronald S. Burton)
Investigating the hydrodynamics of forward-swept dorsal fins and other extreme sexually selected body characters in eastern spinner dolphins

Angélica López, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Barbara Rogoff)
Spontaneous Help as a Cultural Practice

Danica F. Maxwell, Entomology, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Edwin Lewis)
Manipulating top-down and bottom-up mortality of a leafminer pest to facilitate mating disruption as a management tool

Sergio F. Nigenda Morales, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Robert K. Wayne)
Understanding the demographic history and adaptation to different environments of the North American marsupial, the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Quetzalcoatl Orozco Ramírez, Geography Graduate Group, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Stephen Brush)
Training on field methods and site selection for research project in Oaxaca, Mexico

Kathryn Peiman, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Gregory Grether)
The Effects of Heterospecific Aggression on Winter Habitat Use in a Migrant and Resident Passerine

Alicia M. Romero, History, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Alice Yang)
Portrait of a Barrio: Memory and Visual Culture in Barelas, NM 1900-1969

Monica Romero López, Center for Complex Biological Systems, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: John S. Lowengrub)
Collaborate with UNAM

Diana C. Rose, History of Visual Art and Culture, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Carolyn Dean)
Pre-Columbian Visual Culture in Contemporary Maya Practices

Nadia T. Rubio-Cisneros, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Jeremy Jackson)
Historical benefits of ecosystem services in Marismas Nacionales wetland

Kristie Soares, Comparative Literature Program, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Carl Gutierrez-Jones)
The Ethics of Relation: A Healing Performance Community Activism Project

Alma Celina Vega, Demography, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Ronald Lee)
The Impact of Social Security on Return Migration Among Mexican Elderly in the U.S.

Germán Vergara, History, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Margaret Chowning)
Heterogenous Landscapes: Modernity, Peasants, and Environmental Change in Nineteenth-Century Valley of Mexico

Beniamino Volta, Anthropology, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Geoffrey E. Braswell)
Ancient Maya cities as complex adaptive systems: An archaeological investigation of urbanism at Uxul, Campeche, Mexico

Michaela Walsh, Communication, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Patrick Anderson)
"Burlando La Migra" Shifting Conceptions of the U.S./Mexico Border

Lorraine Weller, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Darrel Jenerette)
Mesoamerican farming practices and soil properties in Los Angeles community gardens

Benjamin T. Wilder, Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Louis Santiago)
Historical Plant Biogeography of the Midriff Islands of the Gulf of California: 2011 Field Season

Angelica M. Yañez, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Curtiz Marez)
Aztec Dance in Greater Mexico

2010

Martha Beatriz Alvarez Elizondo, Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Elliot Botvinick)
Matrix Stiffness role on cardiomyocytes contraction

Christian Briseno, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Jules Jaffe)
Dormancy in Calanus pacificus californicus: are the copepods safe from predators while overwintering?

Ashley Clark, Human and Community Development, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Luis Guarnizo)
Contested Space: Comparing Immigrant and Refugee Resettlement Experiences
SCR 43

Timo Fahler, Art History, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: John Pohl)
Biciteka House/Social Art and Education Program

Amber Rose González, Chicana and Chicano Studies, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Chela Sandoval)
Another City is Possible: Mujeres de Maíz, Spiritual Activism, and the Cultivation of Sacred Spaces in Los Angeles
SCR 43

Melissa Guzman, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Denise Segura)
Mexican Immigrants and the Making of Spiritual Citizenship: Immigration, Religion and Civic Engagement
SCR 43

Jethro Hernandez Berrones, Anthropology, UC San Francisco
(Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Watkins)
Homeopathy and medical education in Mexico, 1920-1930

Matthew Hufford, Plant Sciences, UC Davis
(Faculty Sponsor: Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra)
Genetic variation in a domestication gene in the wild ancestor of maize

Jill Jensen, History, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Mary Furner)
An Inter-American dialogue on social policy: U.S. and Mexican social security expertise, 1945-1954

Shelley LaMon, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Juan-Vicente Palerm)
Desde el Sur al Norte: The New Migration of Highland Maya from Chiapas to the United States

Monica Lomeli, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Denise Segura)
Race, Class, and Redevelopment in Downtown L.A.'s Latino and Mexican Small Businesses
SCR 43

Patrick López-Aguado, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Victor Rios)
The Collateral Consequences of Mass Incarceration on Urban Youth Cultures
SCR 43

Mario Marquez, Radiological Sciences, Medical Sciences B, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Joyce H. Keyak)
A novel device for creating void during vertebroplasty for bone metastases

Gabriela Mendoza-García, Dance, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Linda J. Tomko)
Bodily Renderings of the Jarabe Tapatio in Early 20th-Century Mexico, Millennial Mexico and the United States: Race, Nation, and Gender
SCR 43

Ana Teresa Villarreal Montemayor, Sociology, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Michael Burawoy)
Domestic Violence in Women's Migration Trajectories Between Mexico and the U.S.
SCR 43

Lydia Zacher, Anthropology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Michael Montoya)
A new medical model for childbirth: Understanding the role of Mexico's emergent professional midwifery

2009

Sonia Maria Arteaga, Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Sri Kurniawan)
Persuasive technology for teenagers' physical activity: A comparative Mexico/U.S.A. study

Maria Natalia Bieletto Bueno, Musicology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Tamara Levitz)
Curso de Musicología para la Protección y Difusión del Patrimonio Artístico Iberoamericano Robert Stevenson

Seth M. Bybee, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
(Faculty Sponsor: Adriana Briscoe)
Visual systems evolution of the most primitive true butterflies (Papilionidae: Papilionoidea): Insights towards reconstructing the ancestral butterfly eye

Monica Castillejos-Aragon, School of Law, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Malcolm M. Feeley)
How the Supreme Court justices and litigants set the rights agenda in Mexico

Elizabeth Derse, Earth and Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
(Faculty Sponsor: Adina Paytan)
Long-term response of coral reef ecosystems to ocean acidification: A study from naturally occurring, low pH springs in Mexico

Michael Harris, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Viola Miglio)
Speech rhythms of Hispanic bilinguals study

Brian Hawkins, Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Wayne A. Cornelius)
CIRA and the H-2C Program: A proposal for reviewing the potential of future immigration policy reform
SCR-43

Gisela Lanzas, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Juan-Vicente Palerm)
Development in the tropics: The case of Plan Chontalpa and its impacts on a rural community in Tabasco, Mexico

Nicolletta Maestri, Anthropology, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Wendy Ashmore)
Investigating ancient political landscapes in the Usumacinta Region: Research in the Hinterland of Chinikiha, Chiapas, Mexico

Maritza Maksimow, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Juan Vicente Palerm)
Exploring the Borderlands: Seeking a binational perspective of the Alta-Baja California Borderlands
SCR-43

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Geography, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Richard Walker)
Mexican women's contributions to California agriculture: Knowledge and social networks across borders

Veronica Montes, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: William I. Robinson)
Transnational Mexican families and the construction of their household economic strategies: A multi-sited ethnographic approach

Julie M. Portillo, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Viola Miglio)
Sociolinguistic study of Chicano/Mexican attitudes towards different dialectal varieties of Mexican Spanish

José L. Reynoso, World Arts and Cultures, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Susan L. Foster)
Dancing modernisms, choreographing politics: Constructions of bodies and subjects crisscrossing the U.S.-Mexican Border

Jose L. Reynoso, World Arts and Cultures, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Susan L. Foster)
Embodiments of social class and modernity: Mexican dancing bodies during the 1930s

Miranda L. Ritterman, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Lia Fernald)
Mexican adolescent perceived social position

Jimena Nélida Rodríguez, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Claudia Parodi)
The discourses of maritime travel and the explorations of the California Coast

Paul Rogé, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley
(Faculty Sponsor: Miguel Altieri)
Importance of social networks in resilience theory: Case studies from rural Mexico

Oliver Rosales, History, UC Santa Barbara
(Faculty Sponsor: Mario T. Garcia)
Race, segregation and civil rights in California's Central Valley: The origins of a rural social and political crisis, 1933-1984
SCR-43

Stevie Ruiz, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego
(Faculty Sponsor: Natalia Molina)
Race, kinship and the making of sexual difference: A case study of court trials and press coverage in Imperial Valley

Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr., Philosophy, UC Riverside
(Faculty Sponsor: Erich Reck)
A new direction for North American philosophy: Toward Mexico

Pamela G. Thompson, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles
(Faculty Sponsor: Victoria Sork)
Impact of landscape change on bat pollination in a tropical dry forest in Jalisco, Mexico

Updated on 01/16/17