CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies Annual Conference
2014 Conference: “¡Dinero! The economics of Mexican Migration"
Friday, May 9, 2014. All day.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Conference: “¡Dinero! The Economics of Mexican Migration”
Friday, May 9, 2014
Organized by the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies
Hosted at Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers St., New York, NY 10007
The CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies invites abstracts for our annual conference on Mexican studies. The 2014 conference focus is “Dinero” and we seek presentations on issues surrounding economic relations between Mexico and the United States as well as economic conditions and contributions of Mexican-origin populations in the United States, especially in the New York metropolitan region. We welcome papers and panels on topics such as:
Microfinance and Economic Development
Economic, Social and Cultural Remittances
Non-profit Business and Management
Banking and Investment
NAFTA and Trade
Saving and Spending Habits
Language as Currency
Poverty and Human Capital Development
Financial Education and Literacy
Abstracts of 250 words are invited in all disciplines. Please email abstract to email@example.com by February 15, 2014. Selected participants will be notified by February 28, 2014 and will be expected to submit finished manuscripts of conference papers by April 30, 2013. Please indicate in the submission whether the work is eligible for publication (original, nearing completion or not previously published). Limited funding for travel and accommodations may be available.
The CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies will host a one-day conference on Friday, May 9, 2014. This conference will be a gathering of scholars, business people and community organizations to disseminate research on aspects related to the economics of Mexican migration. Our goal is to promote a dialogue about economic issues impacting Mexico and the United States, focusing particularly on the New York metropolitan region and Mexican-origin populations. The conference seeks to create a forum where US and Mexican scholars, business people and community organizations can engage with one another. The proceedings will be simultaneously available on the web and then will be archived and available on the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies website. Additionally, an edited volume of selected papers will be prepared and published to further disseminate the results of the conference.
The conference is the third sponsored by the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies, although previous conferences on Mexican studies were sponsored by the CUNY Taskforce on Mexican Educational Futures. The 2014 conference is the second in a planned trilogy on the topics “¡Salud, Dinero y Amor!” as enshrined in the classic celebratory toast.
Mexicans constitute the fastest growing national sub-group in New York metropolitan region, due to high rates of immigration and high births. If these rates remain the same, the Mexican population will surpass that of other Latino groups in New York City region in the early 2020's (Bergad 2013).
Between 1990 and 2010 the Mexican-origin population of the New York metropolitan area and its surrounding counties grew as a percentage of all Latinos in the region from 3.6% in 1990 to 13.4% in 2010. The recently created CUNY-wide Institute of Mexican Studies at Lehman College (launched in Spring 2012) serves to bridge scholarly and community networks in Mexico and the United States who share related research agendas related to Mexicans and Mexican-Americans on both sides of the border.
Alyshia Gálvez, Ph.D.
Director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies
Leslie A. Martino-Velez
Associate Director, CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies
With conference planning team: Cross Cultural Approaches to Latin@ Studies Faculty Interest Group at BMCC
With support from Lehman College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Jesús Pérez, and CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations, Jay Hershenson