Mexico Faculty Grant Program Awardees

2021 Awardees

Beall, Jc

Department: Philosophy
Research: The scope and limits of non-detachable conditionals
Partner Institution: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Bloomer, W. Martin

Department: Classics
Research: Aesop the Phrygian: an international conference on fables, education, and the figure of Aesop in colonial and postcolonial contexts (Indigenous North America, Europe, Asia)
Partner Institution: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Cordova, Abby

Department: Keough School of Global Affairs 
Research: Attitudinal Change and Support for the Militarization of Public Security: Evidence from a Panel Study in Mexico​​​​​​​
Partner Institution: Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City

Miller-Graff, Laura

Department: Psychology
Research: Virtual Implementation and Evaluation of the Pregnant Moms’ Empowerment Program in Mexico​​​​​​​
Partner Institution: Universidad de Monterrey

2019-2020 Awardees

Beatty, Edward

Department: History and Keough School of Global Affairs
Research: Engineers, Development, and the Globalization of Expertise
Partner Institution: Colegio de Mexico

Grieco, John
Achee, Nicole

Department: Biology and Eck Institute for Global Health
Research: Advancing Vector Biology Training in Mexico Through a Digital Education Platform
Partner Institution: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Lund, Joshua

Department: Romance Languages & Literatures
Research: Religion and Violence in Modern Mexico: History, Culture, Aesthetics
Partner Institution: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Nerenberg, Robert

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Research: Using enhanced anaerobic digestion to improve sustainability and environmental protection at small coffee mills in Mexico
Partner Institution: Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica

Smith-Oka, Vania

Department: Anthropology
Research: Investigating How Doctors Take Decisions in Hospitals in Puebla, Mexico
Partner Institution: Universidad Anáhuac-Puebla

Whitmer, Jonathan
Zartman, Jeremiah

Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: PODEMOS: Promotion of Discourse through Engineering Materials Opportunities for Students
Partner Institution: Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi

2018-2019 Awardees

Kay, Tamara

Department: Keough School of Global Affairs and Sociology
Research: Democracy and Labor Law Reform in Mexico
Partner Institution: Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Mexico)

Miller-Graff, Laura

Department: Psychology
Research: Adapting the Pregnant Moms’ Empowerment Program for use in Monterrey, Mexico
Partner Institution: Universidad de Monterrey

Mustillo, Thomas

Department: Keough School of Global Affairs
Research: A Visit by Rosario Aguilar of CIDE (Mexico) to Notre Dame
Partner Institution: Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

Watson, David

Department: Psychology
Research: Biopsychosocial predictors of depression and anxiety: A longitudinal study
Partner Institution: Universidad de Sonora

Whitmer, Jonathan

Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: PODEMOS: Promotion of Discourse through Engineering Materials Opportunities for Students
Partner Institution: Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi

2017-2018 Awardees

Chang, Hsueh-Chia

Department: NDnano
Research: The Nanotech Collaboration Inititative (NCI)
Partner Institution: Tecnológico de Monterrey

Cory, Therese

Department: Philosophy
Research: Thomas Aquinas and the Abrahamic Traditions
Partner Institution: Universidad Panamericana

Grieco, John Paul

Department: Biological Sciences & Eck Institute for Global Health
Research: Evaluation of novel spatial repellents against Aedes spp. in Chiapas, Mexico
Partner Institution:  Centro Regional de Investigación en Salud Pública (CRISP)

Helquist, Paul

Department: Warren Family Center for Drug Design and Development
Research: Synthesis of Cholesterol-Bodipy Conjugates
Partner Institution: Universidad de Guanajuato

Nerenberg, Robert

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Research: Biofuel Production with the Photoactive Membrane Biofilm Reactor (P-MBfR): Effect of Biofilm Accumulation on Process Efficiency
Partner Institution: Instituto Tecnológico de Educación Superior de Monterrey (ITESM)

Peaslee, Graham

Department: Physics
Research: Ion Beam Analysis Studies of Cultural Heritage Artifacts and Cross-Laboratory Calibration and Collaboration
Partner Institution: Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Pensado, Jaime

Department: History
Research: Student Activism and State Repression in Mexico during the Global Sixties
Partner Institution: Cinvestav, Department of Educational Research

Sedmak, Clemens

Department: Center for Social Concerns
Research: Operationalizing the Common Good
Partner Institution: Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla

Taylor, Richard

Department: Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery & Development
Research: Expanding Upon Scientific Connections in Mexico City: Collaborations in Drug Discovery
Partner Institutions: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN)

Trejo, Guillermo

Department: Political Science & Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Research: Democracy and Criminal Violence: The Political Foundations of Drug Wars in Mexcio
Partner Institution: Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

Wayne, Mitchell
Cecire, Kenneth

Department: Physics, QuarkNet Center at Notre Dame
Research: CMS Outreach and Science for Masterclass Institutes Collaborating in the Americas (COSMICA)
Partner Institutions: Universidad de Colima, Universidad Iberoamericano

Whitmer, Jonathan
Phillip, William
Schaefer, Jennifer
Schneider, William
Webber, Matthew
Zartman, Jeremiah

Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: PODEMOS: Promotion of Discourse through Engineering Materials Opportunities for Students
Partner Institutions: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Universidad de Guanajuato, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana