Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

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Associate Professor

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Phone: 703-993-6273
Mason Square, Van Metre Hall, Room 676
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
MSN: 3B1

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Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is an associate professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-U.S. relations, organized crime, immigration/migration, border security, social movements, and human trafficking.

Correa-Cabrera is author of Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico (University of Texas Press, 2017; Spanish version: Planeta, 2018). She is coeditor (with Victor Konrad) of the volume titled North American Borders in Comparative Perspective (University of Arizona Press, 2020). Her two new books (co-authored with Tony Payan) are entitled Las Cinco Vidas de Genaro García Luna (The Five Lives of Genaro García Luna; El Colegio de México, 2021) and La Guerra Improvisada: Los Años de Calderón y sus Consecuencias (The Improvised War: Calderón’s Years and Consequences; Océano, 2021).

She is past president of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS). She is coeditor of the International Studies Perspectives journal (ISP, Oxford University Press).

Correa-Cabrera received her PhD in political science from The New School for Social Research.

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Areas of Research

  • Mexico-U.S. Relations
  • Latin American Politics
  • Organized Crime
  • Immigration
  • Border Security
  • Human Trafficking
  • Latin America
  • Comparative Politics
  • Gender
  • International Migration
  • International Security
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Social Movements
  • Energy Policy
  • Security Policy