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Fulbright-García Robles Visiting Chair Program

The University of Texas at Austin serves as a host institution for the Fulbright-García Robles Visiting Chair Program supporting distinguished scholars from Mexico to teach in residence for one semester, creating opportunities for cultural exchange, the dissemination of research related to Mexico, and the strengthening of U.S.-Mexico academic relations.

At a Glance


Teaching and Research in Mexican Studies

Partner / Sponsor:


Program Features:

Mexican Studies, U.S.-Mexico Relations, Pedagogical Exchange


Founded in 1990, COMEXUS is a joint U.S.-Mexico organization promoting bilateral understanding through educational and cultural exchange. Through Fulbright-García Robles grants, COMEXUS supports Mexican and American students, researchers and teachers to carry out postgraduate studies, research stays, teaching and professionalization programs in the United States and Mexico.

Inaugural Visiting Chairs

Spring 2024

Rodrigo Flores López

Title & Home Institution: Professor, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de
Fulbright Project Title: Aesthetics and Practice of Film Music in the United States and in Mexico
UT Austin Host: Radio-Television-Film | Moody College of Communication

Claudia Lavista Fernández

Title & Home Institution: Artistic Codirector, Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán
Fulbright Project Title: Cross-Cultural Dance Understanding/Making Memory
UT Austin Host: Theater and Dance | College of Fine Arts

Abraham Sapién Córdoba

Title & Home Institution: Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. 
Fulbright Project Title: Mexistentialism: Mexican existelialist philosophy
UT Austin Host: Department of Philosophy | College of Liberal Arts

Spring 2023

Nelly Margarita Robles García

Senior Researcher, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Development of a Manual on Prevention and Management of Disasters at the Archaeological Zone of Monte Alban
UT Austin Host: School of Architecture

Carlos Luis Moreno Jaimes

Professor, Departamento de Estudios Sociopolíticos y Jurídicos, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)
Public Policymaking and Mexico's Healthcare Reforms
UT Austin Host: LBJ School of Public Affairs

Marcia Medrano Serrano

Trombone Professor, Escuela Superior de Música, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura; Trombone Professor, Facultad de Música, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Mexican Composers Repertoire for Trombone Ensemble
UT Austin Host: Butler School of Music