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Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Associate Professor
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera



Van Metre Hall, Room 676
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA, 22201

Twitter: @GCorreaCabrera

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Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (Ph.D. in Political Science, The New School for Social Research) is Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-U.S. relations, organized crime, immigration, border security, and human trafficking. Her newest book is titled Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico (University of Texas Press, 2017; Spanish version: Planeta, 2018). She was recently the Principal Investigator of a research grant to study organized crime and trafficking in persons in Central America and along Mexico’s eastern migration routes, supported by the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Professor Correa-Cabrera is now working on a new book project that analyzes new social movements, counterinsurgency tactics and migrant caravans, tentatively titled: The Networks of Caravans and Counterinsurgency: Towards a New Social Movement Theory. She is also finalizing a book titled An Improvised War: Personal Stories and Political Perspectives of Mexico’s Security (co-authored with Dr. Tony Payan). At the same time, she 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 Spring 2020).

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is Past President of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS). She is also Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Non-resident Scholar at the Baker Institute’s Center for the United States and Mexico (Rice University). She is also co-editor of the International Studies Perspectives (ISP, Oxford University Press) journal (2020-December 2024).

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
  • Democratization
  • Energy Policy
  • Security Policy