Center for Regional Studies

MSC05 3020
Zimmerman Library, Room 222
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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 enhance the foundation for innovative, collaborative, trans-disciplinary, and comparative research and studies that connect New Mexico and the U.S. Southwest region to other U.S. regions and to international and global contexts.
  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Building a Library of the Americas
Sep. 23, 8:00 AM - Dec. 13, 5:00 PM
Herezstein Latin American Gallery, Zimmerman Library

Recent News

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...