Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico, as well as an associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are U.S.-Mexico relations, organized crime, immigration, border security and human trafficking. Her newest book is “Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico” (University of Texas Press, 2017; Spanish version: Planeta, 2018). Correa-Cabrera was also recently the principal investigator of a study on organized crime and human trafficking in Central America and along Mexico’s eastern migration routes. This project was supported by the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Correa-Cabrera is now working on several new book projects, including “’Illegal Aliens:’ The Human Problem of Mexican Undocumented Migration" (forthcoming), which analyzes U.S. immigration policy and the main political, cultural and ideological aspects of Mexican immigration in the U.S. She is also finalizing a book co-authored with Tony Payan, titled “An Improvised War: Personal Stories and Political Perspectives of Mexico’s Security.” At the same time, Correa-Cabrera is co-editing a volume titled “North American Borders in Comparative Perspective: Re-Bordering Canada, The United States of America and Mexico in the 21st Century” (University of Arizona Press, forthcoming 2020).
Correa-Cabrera previously served as president of the Association for Borderlands Studies, and she continues to serve as a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Correa-Cabrera holds a Ph.D., M.Phil and M.A. in political science from The New School for Social Research, and a B.A. in economics from the Universidad Iberoamericana.