Citizenship without walls in contemporary Mexico

Hosted by the Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC)

Tower Two, 9 Floor, Room 5, Mexico


Prof Agustín Escobar Latapí

Professor, CIESAS Occidente

Prof Mercedes González de la Rocha

Professor, CIESAS Occidente

Prof Matthew Gutmann

Professor of Anthropology and Director, Brown International Advanced Research Institutes


Prof Sylvia Chant

Prof Sylvia Chant

Professor of Development Geography

With cries of ‘Build the Wall’ the sound track to the 2016 US presidential election and immigration policy likely to be a key theme for the 2018 Mexican elections, what does it mean to be a citizen in contemporary Mexico? The panel brings together three internationally-renowned social scientists to reflect on diverse aspects of citizenship within the space constituted by Mexico and across its border with the US. In a context of on-going globalisation, marketisation and geopolitical change, the main focus is on shifts in understandings, representations and everyday experiences of citizenship by different constituencies of Mexican people, according to gender, socio-economic and labour market positioning, and migrant status. The presentations raise issues pertinent to current scholarly and policy debates and agendas, not only in and for Mexico, but the Americas more generally, and beyond.

The panel presentations will be followed by a Q&A session. 

The event will be recorded, and subsequently made available as a Podcast here.


This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. Please register to attend here.