Asssociate Professor, Department of Sociology
Dr. Amaral’s research specializes in social demography, migration, and public policy analysis. For more information, visit ernestoamaral.com.
Professor and Director of the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Bush School of Government and Public Service
Dr. Brown’s research focuses on nonprofit governance, strategy, and organizational effectiveness.
Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Architecture and Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
Tyrene Calvesbert specializes in Community Development and Urban Analytics, as well as architecture, urban design, branding, real estate development, and community outreach projects.
KALENA E. CORTES
Associate Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service
Dr. Cortes research interest is in the area of the economics of education. Her research focuses on issues of equity and access, in particular in how to improve academic performance of urban students, increase access to postsecondary education, and raise educational attainment of immigrant students.
For more information, visit: https://users.nber.org/~cortesk/.
Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity and Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Dr. Giusti’s interests include urban and regional economic development and planning, urban and regional theory, and economic development in developing countries, especially Latin America.
Migration Specialist at the Organization of American States
Dr. Hazan is an immigration specialist at the Organization of American States (OAS), and an expert on US, Mexican, and Central American migration policies.
Associate Professor, Department of History, and Faculty Associate with the Latino/a Mexican American Studies Program
Dr. Hernández specializes in the intersections of gender and labor in the US-Mexican borderlands, Chicana/o history, and modern Mexico.
Associate Professor, Department of History
Dr. Hinojosa’s research interests include Latina/o and Mexican American Studies, American Religion, Social Movements, Gender, and Comparative Race and Ethnicity.
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
López-Dinardi’s work engages with architecture and political economy, biopolitics, and alternative practices for architecture.
For more information, visit: https://marcelolopezdinardi.com/
Executive Professor and Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service
Natsios was former administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). As USAID administrator from 2001-2006, Natsios managed reconstruction programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan.
Project Manager / Faculty Affiliate, Texas A&M Energy Institute
Dr. Pappas’ research interests fall under the area of migration economics. His research focuses on rural migration, migration patterns and global environmental change, European Union migration policies and political institutions, migration and its relation to economic growth and impact on a country’s resources, especially in the South Mediterranean region.
Professor, School of Law
Pham’s scholarship focuses on immigration law, asking important questions about what the substance of immigration laws should be and who should be enforcing the laws.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Dr. Plankey-Videla’s research centers on how government and civil society organizations respond to increased deportation and voluntary return of migrants and the experiences of deportees and returnees as they try to reintegrate socially, economically and politically into Mexican society.
Director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy, Professor, and Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Dr. Robertson’s research interests in the economics and policy implications of international trade, labor, and global development, and has regional interest in Latin America.
PAT RUBIO GOLDSMITH
Professor, Department of Sociology
Dr. Goldsmith studies Latinx, race, education, school/neighborhood segregation, immigration, and state violence.
AILEEN T. TEAGUE
Assistant Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service
Dr. Teague’s research focuses broadly on issues of interventionism and militarization, incorporating top-down and bottom-up perspectives to understand the effects of U.S. policies on foreign societies. She teaches classes on American history and U.S. relations with Mexico and Latin America as well as thematic courses addressing issues such as interventionism, drug enforcement, national security, and addiction in U.S. society.