Manuel Garcia y Griego
Associate Professor • American West, Modern Mexico, U.S. Political
• Southwest Hispanic Research Institute
office: 2056 Mesa Vista Hall
office phone: (505) 277-6017
Dr. García y Griego teaches a course on international migration and U.S. policy since 1820. His research is multidisciplinary, and includes the fields of Latin American Studies, Chicano/a Studies, demography, ethnic politics, and public policy. A native of New Mexico, Dr. García has taught at El Colegio de México (Centro de Estudios Internacionales), the University of California, Irvine (Department of Politics and Society), and directed the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at the University of Texas at Arlington. At UNM he directs the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (SHRI) and is a member of the Latin American and Iberian Instititue (LAII). He also recently served on the Research Study Group, a faculty-staff committee appointed by the Provost to review research administration, serves as co-Chair of the Title V Faculty Advisory Committee, and other units of faculty-staff governance on campus. Dr. García also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cañon de Carnué Land Grant, founded in 1763.
A.B. History, Princeton University; M.A. Demography, El Colegio de México; Ph.D. History, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. García's current research focuses on Mexican migration to the United States, New Mexico geneologies, and land grants in New Mexico since 1848.
Recent publications include:
"Beating around the bush: symbolism and substance in contemporary immigration policy," in Latino immigration policy: context, issues, alternatives; papers presented at the New York Latino Research and Resources Network Conference on Latino Immigration Policy, edited by José E. Cruz (Albany, NY: New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet), University at Albany, State University of New York, in press, 2007.
"Dos tesis sobre seis décadas: la emigración a Estados Unidos y la política exterior mexicana," En busca de una nación soberana: relaciones internacionales de México, siglos XIX y XX, edited by Jorge A. Schiavón, Daniela Spenser, and María Vázquez Olivera (Mexico City: CIDE and SRE, 2006), pp. 551-580.
(with Dennis D. Cordell), "Discriminación e integración: la experiencia de inmigrantes mexicanos y nigerianos en el norte de Texas (2001-2005), in Hispanos en Estados Unidos, inmigrantes en España: ¿amenaza o nueva civilización?, edited by Tomás Calvo Buezas (Madrid: Los Libros de Catarata, 2006), pp. 117-143.
U.S. Immigration and Policy since 1820