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UC MEXUS Grants Programs

Dissertation Grants

Manuel Barajas—Sociology, Riverside (Alfredo Mirande). Xaripus in Northern California in the Late 20th Century: A Bi-national Case Study of Migration/Immigration, Labor, Community, and Family.

Ernest Bustillos—Sociology, Santa Cruz (Walter Goldfrank). Labor Market Strategies and the Stage Migration of Mexican Migrants.

Megan R. Crowley—Anthropology, Irvine (Arthur J. Rubel). Culture, Class and Bodily Meaning: An Ethnographic Study of Organ Transplantation in Mexico.

George A. Dyer—Agricultural and Resource Economics, Davis (J. Edward Taylor). The role of markets in the management and conservation of maize land-races in Central Mexico.

Sherry Fields—History, Davis (Arnold J. Bauer). Ailing Bodies: Towards a History of Sufferers in Mexico.

Ann Aurelia López—Environmental Studies, Santa Cruz (Patricia Zavella). From the Farms of West Central Mexico to California’s Corporate Agribusiness: The Social Transformation of Two Binational Farming Regions.

Martha Lopez-Forment—Integrative Biology, Berkeley (Jere Lipps). DNA phylogeny and biogeography of the corals Porites and Pocillopora in the Gulf of California.

Karl James Lorenzen —Anthropology, Riverside (Karl Andreas Taube). Recycling the Sacred Landscape: The Ritual Re-use of Cultural Geography among the Late Postclassic Maya.

Kara L. Nelson—Civil and Environmental Engineering, Davis (Jeannie Darby). The Detection, Degradation, and Inactivation of Ascaris eggs in Mexican Wastewater Stabilization Ponds.

Loretta M. O’Connor—Linguistics, Santa Barbara (John W. Du Bois). Images of figure and ground in Chontal expressions of motion and transformation.

Tanalís Padilla—History, San Diego (Michael Monteón). Continuing the Revolutionary Tradition: Campesino Struggles in Morelos, 1940-1970.

Antonio Polo—Psychology, Los Angeles (Steven R. Lopez). Mental Health Outcomes of Mexican American Youth: Socio-Cultural/Family Correlates.

Horacio N. Roque—Comparative Ethnic Studies, Berkeley (Evelyn Nakano Glenn). Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Latino Community Formations in San Francisco, 1975-1995.

Robert Ketner Ream—Graduate School of Education, Santa Barbara (Russell W. Rumberger). On the move: Student mobility as a contributing factor in achievement stratification between Mexican-Americans and non-Latino White Americans.

Yara J. Yosso—Graduate School of Education, Los Angeles (Daniel G. Solorzano). Critical Race Theory and Visual Microaggressions: The Influence of a Critical Media Literacy Curriculum on Chicana and Chicano Community College Students.


Faculty Grants

Inés Hernández-Ávila—Native American Studies, Davis. The Power of Native Language(s) and the Performance of Indigenous Autonomy: The Case of Mexico.

Barbara Herr Harthorn —Anthropology, Santa Barbara. The Production of Health Inequality: California Public Health, Mexican Immigrants, and Infectious Disease.

Ronnie D. Lipschutz—Politics, Santa Cruz (Paul Johnston, Santa Cruz). Research on the Emergence of Citizenship among Mexican Immigrants in California.

Wen Chen Victor Liu—Environmental Health, Los Angeles (Salvador Morales Gomez, Automotive Safety Components International). Airbag Designs and Musculoskeletal Discomfort in a Maquiladora Industry.

Kevin J. Middlebrook—Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, San Diego (Jorge Buendía, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas). Assessing Mexico’s Year 2000 Presidential Elections: Campaigns, Candidates, and Consequences.

Chon Noriega—Film and Television, Los Angeles. Chicano Millennium: The Aztlan Reader, 1970-2000.

Pablo Ortiz—Music, Davis (Francisco X. Alarcón, Davis). Creation, Development and Recording of a Repertoire of Children’s Songs Based on Original Bilingual Poems by Renowned Chicano Poet Francisco X. Alarcón.

J. A. Stamps—Evolution and Ecology, Davis (Hugh Drummond, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). Proximate bases of habitat selection in a colonial seabird. (Mildred Mathias Award Winner)


Small Grants

Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval —Chicano Studies, Santa Barbara. Globalization and Cross-Border Labor Organizing.

Julianne Burton-Carvajal—Literature and Latin American & Latino Studies, Santa Cruz. Maya Color, Maya Arts.

Lisa Catanzarite—Sociology, San Diego. The Dynamics of Change in Los Angeles’ "Brown-Collar" Occupations.

Antonio Cortijo—Spanish and Portuguese, Santa Barbara. Early Life in California: Mexico, the U.S., and the Aboriginal Populations.

Arturo Gómez-Pompa—Botany and Plant Sciences, Riverside. Cyanide Toxicity in Wild and Domesticated Chaya.

Inés Hernández-Avila—Native American Studies, Davis. For the Spirit of the Homelands: Honoring Songs for the Americas.

Laura Kramer—Center for Vector-borne Disease Research, Davis. Ecology and epidemiology of St. Louis encephalitis virus in Mexico.

Francisco A. Lomeli—Center for Chicano Studies, Santa Barbara. Chicano Studies and El Plan de Santa Barbara 1969-1999: Power, Resistance, and Social Change.

José B. Monleón—Spanish & Portuguese, Los Angeles (Raymond Rocco, UCLA). Transnationalism: Perspectives of Latin America, Spain and the U.S. (A Symposium).

Chon Noriega—Film & Television, Los Angeles. Latinos and Public Broadcasting: National Conference and Published Proceedings.

Donald H. Owings—Psychology, Davis. Bringing Mammalian Behavioral Ecology to the Trans-Mexican Neovolcanic Belt of Mexico: Diversity in Predator-Prey Relations.

Jaime E. Rodríguez—History, Irvine. Translation of Silke Hensel’s Die Entstehung des Foderalismus in Mexiko.

John T. Rotenberry—Biology, Riverside. Community Dynamics and Avian-habitat Associations Deduced through Diet Analysis.



James Baldwin, Nematology, Riverside, and Oscar Dorado, CEAMISH, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (Steve Nadler, Davis; Manuel Mundo Ocampo, UCR/UAEM)—Bio-Inventory of Nematological Fauna of the Sierra de Huautla.

Hans Bode, Developmental and Cell Biology, Irvine, and Luis Miguel Salgado, Bioquímica, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mariya Broun, Lydia Gee, Irvine; Ismael Vázquez Moctezuma, Marcela Cardenas, CINVESTAV-IPN)—Head Formation in Hydra.

Curtis L. Collins, Mechanical Engineering, Bourns College of Engineering, Riverside, and Luis Gerardo de la Fraga, FCQeI, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (Paul Bach-y-Rita, UAEM)—Low-Cost Home and Institutional Rehabilitation Devices.

Sarjeet S. Gill, Entomology, Riverside, and Mario Soberón, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Alejandra Bravo, UNAM)—Cry toxin-receptor interaction analysis. Novel approach involving peptides (scFv) selected by phage display.

Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, SPPSR NAID Center, Los Angeles, and Rafael G. Reyes-Morales, Ingeniería Industrial, Instituto Tecnológico de Oaxaca (David Runsten, Rafael Alarcon, Los Angeles; Alicia Sylvia Gijón Cruz, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca)—OAXACALIFORNIA: Research and Initiation of Remittance Based Financial Mechanisms for Community Development in Migrant Sending Regions of Mexico.

Anthony A. James, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Irvine, and Fidel de la Cruz Hernández, Patología Experimental, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mario H. Rodrí-guez, Lilia González Cerón, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública)—Identification and preliminary characterization of surface and secreted molecules of salivary glands of the Mexican malaria vector mosquito Anopheles albmanus.

Martin Kenney, Institute of Governmental Affairs, Davis, and James Curry, Estudios Sociales, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Oscar Contreras, Colegio de Sonora; Stephen Cohen, Berkeley)—Development of the Internet and Ecommerce in Mexico.

Steven R. Lopez, Psychology, Los Angeles, and V. Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Investigaciones Epidemiológicas y Sociales, Instituto Mexicano de Psiquiatría (María de Jesús Díaz Pérez, Instituto Mexicano de Psiquiatría)—Psychosocial functioning of return migrants from rural origin.

Michael A. McKibben, Earth Sciences, Riverside, and Lance Forsythe, Geología, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (Hector Romero, Luis a. Delgado Argote, CICESE)—Origin and Significance of the El Arco Copper Deposit, Mexico.

Jack P. Moehle, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Berkeley, and Sergio M. Alcocer, Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México—Performance-Based Earthquake Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures.

Henry M. Page, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, and M. Salvador Galindo Bect, Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Héctor Bustos Serrano, J. Martín Hernández Ayón, UABC)— Colorado River Estuary: Elucidation of Critical Developmental Events and Environmental Influences in the Life Cycle of Shrimp and Other Ecologically and Commercially Important Species.

Paul C. Silva, University & Jepson Herbarium, Berkeley, and Francisco Flores Pedroche, Hidrobiología, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa—Monographic Studies of the Marine Green Algal Genus Codium in California and Pacific Mexico.

Allan J. Tobin, Brain Research Institute, Los Angeles, and José Segovia, Fisiología, Biofísica y Neurociencias, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Nacional Politécnico—Targeted expression of glutamic acid decarboxylase in a transgenic mouse model of Huntington's disease.

Susan L. Ustin, Land, Air and Water Resources, Davis, and René Lobato Sánchez, Hidrología, Inst. Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua (Su-Tzai Soong, Davis)—Rainfall Distribution in Southwestern U.S. and Mexico by Coupling Satellite GOES Data and Numerical Weather Prediction Models.

Jean VanderGheynst, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Davis, and Gustavo Viniegra-González, Biotecnología, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa (Sergio Huerta Ochoa, UAM-Iztapalapa; Carlos Regalado González, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro)—Solid State Fermentation for Upgrading Grape Pomace.

Fred Wudl, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Los Angeles, and Marina E. Rincón G., Centro de Investigación en Energía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Jaime Ruiz García, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí)—Synthesis and Characterization of Fullerrenol C60(OH)n, n=1-28: Solubility and Tendency to Form Monolayers in Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Media.

Jeffrey I. Zink, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Los Angeles, and Jorge García Macedo, Instituto de Física, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Pablo Schabes Retchkiman, Guadalupe Valverde Aguilar, UNAM)—Synthesis and properties of continuous periodic mesoporous films.