About the 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.
The UNM Center for Regional Studies (CRS) is a multidisciplinary outreach center designed to enhance the work of the university through student fellowships, research, program funding, visiting scholars, digital media and other projects with a particular emphasis on activities that increase our understanding of New Mexico, the U.S. Mexico Borderlands, the Americas and Spain. We facilitate the production, presentation, and distribution of books, films, lectures, recording and photo collections.
- 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.
CRS Advisory Board
The CRS advisory board was established to advise the Center for Regional Studies on programs, projects and initiatives related to the core mission of the center. Advisory board members are selected for their hands-on knowledge, expertise and past experience in areas related to strengthening the work of CRS. The membership of the committee seeks to bring together broad expertise in matters related to regional studies. Members may also hold expertise of a technical, scholarly, educational or fund development nature that can assist with the design of programs and strategic planning. Advisory board meetings are convened by the CRS director periodically. Current members are:
Durwood Ball, PhD
Associate Professor: History
Director & Editor: New Mexico Historical Review
Rebecca Blum Martinez, PhD
Professor: Language Literacy Sociocultural Studies
Director: Latin American Programs in Education
Stephen P. Hull
Director: University of New Mexico Press
Professor of Practice: College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences
Matthew Martinez, PhD
Deputy Director, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Baker Morrow, MA
Professor of Practice: SAAP Landscape Architecture Program
Landscape Architect and Designer, Author
Anna Nogar, PhD
Associate Professor: Spanish and Portuguese
Director of Graduate Studies: Spanish and Portuguese
Genaro Padilla, PhD
Professor: Department of English, University of California at Berkeley
Former Chair: Department of English, University of California at Berkeley
Gabriel Ramon Sanchez, PhD
Professor: Political Science
Executive Director: RWJF Center for Health Policy
Director: Center for Social Policy
Graduate Director: Political Science
Carla Sinopoli, PhD
Director: Maxwell Museum
Professor: Department of Anthropology
Individuals Who Served on CRS Committees in 2022 for Fellowships,
Faculty Research Grants, and Community-based Research Funding
Department of History & New Mexico Historical Review
College of Education & Human Sciences
Geography; Latin American & Iberian Institute
Center for Regional Studies Manager of Multimedia Services
Chemistry; College of Arts and Sciences
Landscape Architecture; Art History
University of New Mexico Press
Department of English Language and Literature
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies