Hosted in the capital city (Ciudad de México) since 2011, the hub is currently located within the Mexican en Central American Studies Center (CEMCA UMIFRE N°16/USR Amérique Latine N°3337 – French ministry of foreign affairs/CNRS).
Coordinator: Eliott DUCHARME, PhD student from the Université Gustave Eiffel (ED Ville, Transports et Territoire)
His PhD dissertation: “Walking, a factor of marginality or autonomy? The case of poor suburban’s residents of the Mexico urban area.” Under the supervision of Jérôme Monnet.
The Mexican hub of the Insitut des Amériques works everyday in strenghtening the links between the Mexican and French institutions and organizations from the civil society in Mexico, more specifically through a close collaboration with the projects and scientific events of the CEMCA (Mexican Central American Studies Center).
One of its priorities consists in elaborating and supporting scientific events that reunite various actors: PhD students, researchers, artists, civil society, etc. An important event, organized by the CEMCA since 2010 and, since 2015, alternatively by the IFEA is the Young Americanist Days (Journées des Jeunes Américanistes – JJA). Those JJA are organized by and for the PhD students from both institutes and in collaboration with various American institutions.
IdA’s referent in France: Paul-Henri Giraud, Executive Secretary of the Institut des Amériques, Profesor in hispanic studies at the Université de Lille Sciences Humaines et Sociale.
Local referent: Bernard Tallet, Director of the CEMCA.