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Public Affairs and Social Research Institute

Jorge Aguilar


The Department of Pubic Affairs and Social Research offers a variety of research and community service opportunities. The Department's programs enable our faculty, students and community partners an ability to engage in social science research and work for the embetternment of our state and nation, as well as our international partners. Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information about our program and research capacity.


  • The Tamiu Border Research, Analysis and Translation (TBRAT) Institute seeks collaborative agreements with federal and state partners in criminal justice to pursue education, research and analysis on issues pertaining to immigration, homeland security, and language. We seek to assist our local and federal partners understand cultural dimensions to language in their law enforcement efforts through student internship opportunities and data analysis research.

    • The CATI Lab (Computer Assisted Telephoning Interviewing) provides research support to the university and community partners who are engaged in electronic data collection and outreach efforts.


  • EARDA (Extramural Associates Research Development Award) funded by NIH is part of TAMIU's Office of Research and Sponsored Projects which aims to build infa-structure for research at TAMIU and to engage community research partnerships. Faculty associated with this venture are members of the Department.


Department of Public Affairs and Social Research
5201 University Boulevard, 301 Canseco Hall, Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Phone: 956-326-2475       Email:


5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100