Colegio de la Frontera Norte at UCLA: Bilingual Conference

An all-day, English-Spanish bilingual conference cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, the Program on International Migration and the Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America.

Friday, November 22, 2013
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Public Affairs Building 4240

Session 1, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM: The Mexico-US Borderlands: Changes and their Consequences

Silvia Mejia (COLEF) Salud mental en persona repatriadas de EU a México.
Eunice Vargas Valle (COLEF) Transborder links and Education in the Mexican Northern BorderRegion: A decade of change
Laura Velasco (COLEF; ponencia en coautoría con Oscar Contreras) Identidades, asimetría y cruce fronterizo entre México y Estados Unidos
Commentator: Kelly Lytle Hernandez (History, UCLA)

Session 2, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Author meets critics session on Mudando el hogar al norte: trayectorias de integración de los inmigrantes mexicanos en Los Ángeles

Authors: Rafael Alarcon, Luis Escala Rabadan, Olga Odgers Ortiz (Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana).
Critics: Lauren Duquette-Rury (Sociology, UCLA); Carola Suarez-Orosco (Graduate School of Education amd Information Science, UCLA)

Session 3, 2:45 PM – 4:45 PM: Doctoral Student Presentations: Migration policy and immigrant integration

Yetzi Rosales Martinez (COLEF) Procesos de inserción laboral inmigrante: el caso de enfermeras mexicanas en Los Ángeles y San Diego, CA
Enrique Calva Sánchez (COLEF) Migración calificada de mexicanos a Estados Unidos: entre la migración tradicional y el desarrollo profesional
Yolanda silva Quiroz (COLEF) El reforzamiento de la política migratoria mexicana para el control de la inmigración
Commentator: Leisy Abrego (Chicano/a Studies, UCLA)

Session 4, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Surveys on migration at Mexico’s northern and southern borders: introduction and overview Marie Laure Coubés (COLEF)

All papers will be available on the web for conference registrants; to register, please write Peter Catron (

Special Instructions

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $12) by stopping at the Information & Parking kiosks (cash only) or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #3 is located on Hilgard and Westholme Ave. To use a Parking Pay Station: Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location (there is one located in Structure #3). Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). UCLA maps and driving directions

For more information please contact

Peter Catron

Download File: BilingualConference-dx-gf5.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Mexican Studies, Center for Mexican Studies, the Program on International Migration, and the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America.