Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera wearing a beige blazer and smiling.
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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 (Ph.D. in Political Science, The New School for Social Research) is Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-U.S. relations, organized crime, immigration/migration, border security, social movements and human trafficking.

Professor 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 co-editor (with Victor Konrad) of the volume titled North American Borders in Comparative Perspective (University of Arizona Press, 2020). Her two most recent books (co-authored with Dr. 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 currently working on a new book project tentatively titled: Coyotes Inc.: The Industry of Human Smuggling and its Transnational Crime Networks.

Guadalupe is Past President of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS). She is co-editor of the International Studies Perspectives journal (ISP, Oxford University Press).

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Areas of Research

  • Border Studies
  • Mexico-U.S. Relations
  • Latin American Politics
  • Migration Studies
  • Human Trafficking
  • Border Security
  • Security Policy
  • Crime and Violence in Latin America
  • Gender and Violence
  • Energy and Security
  • Social Movements
  • Qualitative Methods