Sonidos de la ciudad

Posted by Bethany Pennington – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS Roma por Alfonso Cuarón recibió mucha atención por los sonidos que empleó en la creación de la película. Según Sergio Díaz, el director de sonido de la película, los sonidos fueron grabados en las calles de México contemporáneo e interpolados en el escenario, el cualContinue reading “Sonidos de la ciudad”

An escape from CDMX

Posted by Leo Schwartz – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU Mexico City epitomizes the urban sprawl: endless avenues more traffic than pavement, Russian doll neighborhoods boomeranging between high-end condos and lower-class housing, waves of smog rolling through the dry lake bed. In other words, every clichéd piece of language one couldContinue reading “An escape from CDMX”

The Anti-Asylum Measures Impacting Mexico, and Those Implemented by Mexico

Posted by Leandra Barrett – PhD student in Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU Recent news stories, which are as tragic as they are familiar, highlight the ways anti-asylum and anti-migration policies have been implemented worldwide. Such policies, including the United States’ own “Prevention through Deterrence,” have deadly consequences. In North America, migrants experience deadly exposure onContinue reading “The Anti-Asylum Measures Impacting Mexico, and Those Implemented by Mexico”

Impunity Makes Mexico Dangerous for Everyone

Posted by Nidia Bautista – MA Candidate in Global Journalism and CLACS at NYU. This post was written in August, 2017, based on summer research funded by the Tinker Grant.  Mexico has become a dangerous place for everyone. This summer, during the time I spent investigating feminicide in Edomex, has been terrible for human rightsContinue reading “Impunity Makes Mexico Dangerous for Everyone”

Ecatepec as Mexico City’s Peripheral Edge

Posted by Nidia Bautista – MA Candidate in Global Journalism and CLACS at NYU Sitting in a cafe in the heart of Mexico City, my source, a high school teacher and organizer working in Ecatepec, Mexico State (Edomex), describes the most populous municipality in the country as a perfect example of the peripheral edge. EcatepecContinue reading “Ecatepec as Mexico City’s Peripheral Edge”

Confidences in La Lagunilla Market: Tracing the Untold Story of Female Magazines in Mid-Century Mexico

Posted by Alejandra Vela- PhD Student at Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, NYU Mexican Miracle was the name given to the years that extend from 1940 to 1970 in Mexican recent history. Years of development, industry and a strong economy, Mexico was in a moment of unprecedented growth. Within this growth and restructuring of theContinue reading “Confidences in La Lagunilla Market: Tracing the Untold Story of Female Magazines in Mid-Century Mexico”

Street Food in Mexico City: The Dirty, The Clean, The Tasty

One of the first impressions that I had of Mexico City upon coming here for the first time, seven years ago was that the metropolis was saturated with food.  In addition to grocery stores, restaurants, and cafes of all types, the streets themselves teem with places to eat. White metal stands line the sidewalks nearContinue reading “Street Food in Mexico City: The Dirty, The Clean, The Tasty”