Center for Regional Studies

MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Zimmerman Library
Room 222

Phone: (505) 277-2857
Fax: (505) 277-2693

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Center for Regional Studies

The Center for Regional Studies (CRS) promotes the quest for sources of knowledge about New Mexico, the U.S.A. - Mexico Borderlands, the Americas, and Spain.


  • To discover, create, preserve, disseminate and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the UNM community.  CRS advances UNM's mission of developing the global perspective of its students through a variety of academic and research opportunities led by expert faculty as they work to generate and create new and valuable sources of knowledge.

  • To contribute to the comprehensive opportunities offered at UNM with a focus on New Mexico and Southwest studies.
  • To foster the teaching, learning, research, and public service goals of UNM through linking resources to people and communities throughout New Mexico.


  • Graduate Students - CRS awards graduate, thesis, and dissertation fellowships/scholarships.
  • Faculty - Funding is provided for projects by UNM faculty, postdoctoral, and visiting scholars.
  • Archival - CRS supports the acquisition, preservation, and accessibility of archival materials.
  • Dissemination - CRS promotes the distribution of books, journal articles, exhibitions, public presentations, films, and lectures produced under its auspices.
  • Multi-Media Projects - CRS facilitates the production, presentation, and distribution of documentary films and oral histories.  CRS encourages and stimulates projects grounded in collaborative partnerships and on extended fieldwork that utilize photography, film/video, audio, narrative writing and other creative media to capture and convey contemporary memory, life, and culture.

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Recent News

Center for Southwest Research celebrate graduate fellows
May 15, 2014
What do Ruben Cobos, Tony Hillerman, U.S. Route 66 and "El Hispano News" all have to do with each other? They are all new collections and digital projects at the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, a part of the University of New Mexico's College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences. Read More...

Murrah-Mandril Named the 2013-2014 CRS Hector Torres Fellow
September 13, 2013
Erin Murrah-Mandril, a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department, with a concentration in American Literary Studies, has been awarded the Center for Regional Studies Hector Torres Fellowship. Read More...

May 10, 2013
Zimmerman @ 75 is a special presentation of the Center for Regional Studies film series on New Mexico History. Read More...