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McCormick Article on Drug Cartels, US and Mexico Politics Published in Dallas Morning News

“We are entering contentious electoral cycles on both sides of the border, with voters going to the ballot box in June 2024 in Mexico and November 2024 for the U.S. The scourge of drug trafficking and ineffective government responses to organized crime will figure prominently in stump speeches,” writes Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

November 11, 2023

Mallon Andrews Talks to Science News About Climate Change and the Color of Seawater

Some colors can affect divers’ physical and mental health, says Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, assistant professor of anthropology. For instance, because yellow water clouds the water’s surface, the fishermen must dive continually to see fish, an exhausting process. Yellow water also causes skin rashes and debilitating ear infections, along with “sort of generalized angst,” she says.

September 6, 2023

McDowell Discusses BRICS, the Dollar and Risks to US Global Power in Financial Times, Foreign Policy

Talk of a BRICS common currency is “really a reflection of a desire among some segments of the world to have some counterweight to the U.S., the U.S. economy, the dollar,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science. But “I think most of this is just in fantasy land, because I don’t see any world in which it is really going to emerge in the way some people might hope.”

September 6, 2023

The Colour of Seawater: Colour Perception and Environmental Change in Dominican Seascapes

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

"The Colour of Seawater: Colour Perception and Environmental Change in Dominican Seascapes," authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, was published in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

August 30, 2023

Ecologies of Mistrust: Fish, Fishermen, and the Multispecies Ethics of Ethnographic Authority

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

"Ecologies of mistrust: Fish, fishermen, and the multispecies ethics of ethnographic authority," authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, was published in American Anthropologist.

July 10, 2023

McCormick Comments on Mexico’s Illegal Oil Taps in ASIS International Article

“The whole huachicolero [fuel theives] phenomenon, it’s been in play for a long time in Mexico,” explains Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

June 20, 2023

McCormick Weighs In on Mexican President AMLO’s Seizure of Billionaire’s Rail Line in Bloomberg

Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, says Lopez Obrador’s recent actions reflect the “sort of populist demagogue persona that he’s carved out for himself,” and that it’s all been part of a perfect recipe “for him to be go out there in public and remind people that he is, above all, for Mexico.”

June 2, 2023

McCormick Discusses Biden’s Call with Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Politico

“If the U.S. dismissed him wholeheartedly, it’s going to make these conversations—and again some of these are happening behind closed doors—a hell of a lot more difficult to be had,” says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair on Mexico-U.S. Relations, regarding the immigration talks between the U.S. and Mexico as Title 42 lifts this week.

May 9, 2023

McDowell Weighs in on Brazil-China Relationship in Washington Post Article

“When China and Brazil sign an agreement like this, it’s trying to put into place the infrastructure that would make it possible to use China’s currency, but that doesn’t mean that individual firms are going to choose that,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

April 20, 2023

Tessa Murphy Named Humanities Faculty Fellow for Research on Histories of Enslaved People

The associate professor of history is working on a book and publicly accessible database of people who were enslaved in British Crown colonies in the Caribbean. 

March 27, 2023

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