Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Nonresident Scholar, Mexico Center
Office Phone: (703) 993-6273


Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute Mexico Center and an associate professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

Correa-Cabrera’s areas of expertise are Mexico-U.S. 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). Among other projects, Correa-Cabrera has been the principal investigator of a study on organized crime and human trafficking in Central America and along Mexico’s eastern migration routes. The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons supported the project. She is currently analyzing all aspects of undocumented Mexican immigration to the United States.

Correa-Cabrera is the president of the Association for Borderlands Studies and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She 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.