Lorena Rodríguez León

Lorena Rodríguez León
Image Credit: Lorena Rodríguez León

International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

PhD Candidate

Field of Activity

project: "The establishment of a global empire. Old insights and new hypotheses about the process of territorialization with the onset of colonization. A comparison of New Spain and the Philippines"

Email rodriguez.lor@gmail.com

Formation

01.2010 - 03.2010 Study period in the National Historical Archives (Department aristocracy) in Toledo, Spain, with a scholarship from the DGAE-UNAM.
2008 - 2010 Master's degree in history in the philosophical faculty of the Universidad Autónoma de México Nacinoal (UNAM).
2003 - 2004 Training seminar of professors teaching at the university, with a scholarship from the UNAM (Dirección General de Asuntos del Personal Académico de la UNAM).
1999 - 2004 University degree with honors in economics, in the Faculty of Economics, UNAM.

Professional experience

2014 Qualification Fellow of the International Research Training Group "Between Spaces" of the Freie Universität Berlin.
2013 - 2014 Tutor in the program: "Plan de Acción tutorial UNAM (Patunam)".
Seit 2009 Teaching in the Faculty of Economics, UNAM.
Subjects: general economic history, economic history of Mexico and global economic structures.
Seit 2010 Member of the seminar "Historical Studies of the Middle Ages", chaired by Professor Dr. Martín Ríos Saloma from the Historical Research Institute of the UNAM.
2007 - 2009 Research Assistant of Professor Dr. Enrique Semo of the "National Society of Scientists" (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores).
Seit 2007 Supervisor and tutor of more than 30 graduation theses in the Faculty of Economics, UNAM.
2004 - 2009 Assistant teacher in the Faculty of Economics at UNAM.

The establishment of a global empire. Old insights and new hypotheses about the process of territorialization with the onset of colonization. A comparison of New Spain and the Philippines.

  


Tutor: Prof. Dr. Antonio Ibarra (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)


The fate of the country that would later be known as New Spain changed forever in 1519.

Since the arrival of Europeans, indigenous peoples have been confronted with a dramatic process of interaction between individuals, social groups, institutions and ideas as well as unrestrained methods that created a new reality and changed dramatically all areas of life of the colonized societies as well as well as the colonizers, the protagonists of the process.

The hitherto unknown world was changing continually during the process of its discovery. The transatlantic operations of the Iberian Peninsula were approaching their originally prescribed target: Asia, by the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, on the islands, presently known as the Philippines.

In this global environment, European, American and Asian spaces were intertwined to create a new political and economic  geography that connected big part of the world's population in an integrative process of exchange of people, goods, institutions and ideas, but also opened the doors for new conflicts, which resulted from the colonization.

The transformation of the space sparked new processes of territorialization, meaning not only a physical reorganization of the territories but also affected the social structure and symbolic order of the societies concerned.

It can be assumed that the control of the territory and the indigenous population caused a reconfiguration of the local areas, always as an expression and subordination to the needs of the outside. The experience of the Spanish colonization in America has been the laboratory in which these forms of territorial reorganization have been tested.

The aim of this research is to compare the processes of territorialization in New Spain and the Philippines to determine and analyze parallels of these processes, which emerge in both cases from the experience of the Spanish colonization of America. 

 

Articles in anthologies:

  • (2014), “La encomienda y las mercedes de tierras en la Nueva España ¿herencia
    de la Castilla señorial?”, In: Pedrero, Gloria (eds.), Homenaje a Enrique Semo,
    Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México: México, pp. 448-458.
  • (2013), “Liberalisierung, Deregulierung und Privatisierung. Die Dimension des
    mexikanischen Wirtschaftsmodells“, In: Maihold, Ghünther (eds.), Mexiko.
    Wirtschaft - Gesellschaft – Politik, Coord. Ghünther Maihold, VS-Verlag:
    Deutschland (en imprenta).
  • (2006), “De quince a veinticinco. La quinta ampliación”, In: Gazol, Antonio (eds.),
    Bloques Económicos, FE/UNAM: México, pp. 239-250.
  • (2006), “El compromiso de Lisboa”, In: Gazol, Antonio (eds.), Bloques
    Económicos, FE/UNAM: México, pp. 145-148.