Allert Brown-Gort is a Visiting Professor of International Relations at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), as well as a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Work and the Economy, an independent think tank based in Chicago, and Research Fellow at the Instituto de Estudios Internacionales y Europeos Francisco de Victoria at the Universidad Carlos III Madrid (UC3M).
A citizen of both the United States and Mexico, he was the Executive Director of the Casa de la Universidad de California en México, representing and promoting academic exchanges at all levels between Mexico and the University of California System. He was a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame from 1999 to 2014, where he served at the Institute for Latino Studies and the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He has also worked at The University of Texas at Austin, the ITAM and Televisa in Mexico City, and at Columbia University. At these institutions he has worked on Latin American, U.S. Latino, and North American issues.
Dr. Brown-Gort’s major research interests include immigration policy, particularly its political and economic implications; and the role of culture and identity in shaping values, institutions and political systems. His latest project explores the links between the tenor of the immigration debate and the creation of ethnic political identities.
Prof. Brown-Gort regularly lectures and provides media commentary on issues related to U.S.-Mexico bilateral relations, immigration, and Latinos at the regional, national, and international levels. He has served as an advisor to the Fox administration in Mexico and to the U.S. Senate Hispanic Task Force, and as a member of a Technical Committee for Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute. Currently he serves on the advisory council for Sin Fronteras IAP (where he is the academic co-coordinator for a Certificate Program on Refugee and Asylum Rights with UNHCR and UNAM), the Center on U.S.-Mexican studies at UC San Diego, the editorial board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, and the Transitions Optical National Diversity Advisory Board.