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U.S. Mexico Border Studies

Jen Church-Duran

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Jennifer Church-Duran
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This research guide is intended to help students and researchers of issues US-Mexican Border Studies of all levels and in many disciplines. It lists general resources related to both Mexican-American and Latin American Studies, including books, journals, and online resources available at UA.

  • Use the tabs to navigate this guide, and be sure to scroll down to see the content on each page.  
  • Click on the tab "Getting Started" for an overview of searching techniques
  • Click on "Exploring the Borderlands" to identify specialized resources (current events, media) which provide excellent starting points for many topics on the borderlands (and in some cases Latin American) Studies.  

Please also email me if you have additional research questions, would like to set up a research consultation, or have other suggested resources to include in this guide



Located in southern Arizona some 90 miles from the U.S./Mexico border, the University of Arizona has long been known for its expertise in borderlands studies, including the history of the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico. Department of History faculty and graduate students participate in a range of academic programs, including Latin American HistoryLatin American StudiesMexican American & Raza Studies, and Anthropology's Southwest Land, Culture & Society program. For a sampling of other University resources, check out the Southwest Center, the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, the Office of Ethnohistory and Documentary Relations of the Southwest