Maya Aguiluz-Ibargüen

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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Maya Aguiluz-Ibargüen forms part of the body of researchers of the Center of Interdisciplinary Studies in Sciences and Humanities (CEIICH) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM) since 1995. She is Head Researcher. She also is Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies at the Graduate Program of Latin American Studies, and is part of the staff of the Graduate Program of Social and Political Science in this same University. In both programs, she has been director of Projects of Research to obtain Doctorate and Master Degrees. Recently, as a result of founding Graduate Program of Gender Studies in the UNAM, she participates tutoring graduated students.

Her lines of work focus on Social Theory; Body Studies and Latin American Cultural Studies. From 2013 until now she is chair of the Seminar of Advanced Research on Body Studies at the UNAM.

Currently holds the title of National Researcher of the National System of Researchers (SNI) of the National Council on Humanities, Science and Technology (CONAHCyT) of Mexico.

Aguiluz-Ibargüen has carried out short stays abroad for formative motives at Georgetown University (Fall term, 2009), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) in the New York University, and Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS) in Yale University (for a short-term during Fall semester 2013, and 2018). In addition, she has offered courses and conferences at New York University, the University of Pittsburgh, the Universidad Pública de Navarra, in Spain, the Universidade Federal du Sud de Bahia, Brazil; the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and Universidad Católica de San Pablo, both in Bolivia.

She has published in 2013 Ocho religaduras sociológicas. De cuerpos y signaturas (Eight Sociological Bonds. On bodies and signatures). Printed Spanish edition. Mexico: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico, and in 2009  El lejano próximo. Estudios sociológicos sobre extrañeidad (The Faraway Nearby. Sociological Studies on Strangerness), Barcelona: Anthropos.  And with Josetxo Beriain, A Sociological View on Cultural Wars (Routledge, 2023 forthcoming) (Visiting Fellow - October, 2023 to January, 2024)