Guadalupe Correa Cabrera

Professor, George Mason University Professor of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Areas of expertise: international security, migration studies, Mexico-US relations and border studies. Past President of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS). Co-editor of the International Studies Perspectives journal (OUP).

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Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are immigration/migration studies, US-Mexico relations, border studies and international security. Within the area of migration studies, she is particularly interested in the phenomena of human smuggling and trafficking of migrants. She is a very well-known scholar in these areas and has published extensively about US bound migration, US immigration and security policy, illicit markets and networks. Guadalupe was recently Principal Investigator of a research grant to study organized crime and trafficking in persons in Central America and along Mexico’s eastern migration routes, supported by the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

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 in Spanish (co-authored with Dr. Tony Payan) are 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). Her newest book (coming out this Winter) is entitled Frontera: A Journey across the U.S.-Mexico Border (Texas Christian University Press, 2023; co-authored with Sergio Chapa)

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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Trading life: Organ trafficking, illicit networks, and exploitation

02 December 2021, 11:30 AM
Mary Young Guadalupe Correa Cabrera Seán Columb

Trying to make it the enterprises, gangs, and people of the American drug trade

14 October 2022, 01:00 AM
Christian Bolden Rebecca Wickes R. V. Gundur Guadalupe Correa Cabrera Tim Lauger

Human trafficking and organized crime

14 October 2022, 02:30 AM
Jacques Marcoux Faith Tunde-Yara Gopala Sasie Rekha Guadalupe Correa Cabrera Leo Lin Ekaterina Porras Sivolobova

Money laundering

14 October 2022, 04:00 AM
Jo-Anne Kramer Crispin Yuen Roy Cullen Mirko Nazzari Guadalupe Correa Cabrera

Organized crime in Mexico

18 October 2023, 11:30 PM
Guadalupe Correa Cabrera Angélica Ospina-Escobar Amaury Fierro Gonzalez Diorella Islas Valentin Pereda

Fentanyl and Third Gen Gangs Latin America

19 October 2023, 01:00 AM
John P. Sullivan Nathan P. Jones Daniel Weisz Argomedo Guadalupe Correa Cabrera