Katz Center for Mexican Studies

The Katz Center for Mexican Studies was founded on June 16, 2004 and named in honor of Professor Friedrich Katz, one of the world’s leading scholars of Mexican history.

The Katz Center sponsors academic conferences and public lectures, hosts visiting scholars, and coordinates academic exchange programs with Mexican institutions. The center for has established different exchange programs with renowned Mexican academic institutions, in order to continue Professor Katz’s endeavor of creating a fruitful dialogue between Mexico and the United States. The central mission of the Katz Center is to enrich the Mexican studies community at the University of Chicago by sponsoring academic conferences, lectures, and a seminar series. These events serve to advance innovative research on Mexico and foster dialogue between faculty and practitioners from various disciplinary and professional fields.