Research and Outreach


Since its inception, the Southwest Center has sponsored dozens of research projects that have enhanced our understanding of trans-border culture and history.  Such projects include:

  • Linguistic, literary, and ethno-biological studies with the Yaqui (Yoemem), Mayo (Yoremem), and Guarijío (Makurawe) People of Sonora
  • Long-term analyses of the economics, cultures, and history of northern Mexico
  • Multidisciplinary studies of the region that explore cultural dimensions of plant cultivation, land use, water control, and social-environmental processes more broadly
  • Southwestern folklore
  • Study of religious art in Mexico and the borderlands
  • Studies in the architecture and urbanism of northwest Mexico and the US Southwest
  • Water and Food Security in the Southwest Borderlands;
  • Anthropology and history of ranchlands in the SOuthwest and Northern Mexico



College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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