Isabel de León Olivares

Isabel de León Olivares
Image Credit: © Isabel de León Olivares

International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

PhD Candidate

Field of Activity

Project: "Intellectuals’ Networks in the Caribbean, 1880-1930. An approach from intellectual history of Dominican Republic"

Email isdolo@comunidad.unam.mx

Since 2013

PhD candidate in Latin American Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

2010-2012

Master Degree in History, Instituto Mora, Mexico

2000-2010

Bachelor Degree in Latin American Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Work experience

2008-2009

Research Assistant of the Project ‘Africanos y afrodescendientes en México y el Caribe, siglos XVI –XIX’, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

2007-2008

Research Assistant of the Project ‘Reproducción y conservación del Ambystoma mexicanum con la participación de comunidades rurales de Xochimilco’, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico

2006-2007

Teacher at the Centro de Bachillerato Tecnológico, Industrial y de Servicios (CBTIS) No. 160, Mexico

2005-2006

Scholarship holder of the Project ‘MUSICAT. Seminario Nacional de Música en la Nueva España y el México Independiente’, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

"Intellectuals’ Networks in the Caribbean, 1880-1930. An approach from intellectual history of Dominican Republic"


Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Liliana Weinberg (UNAM)

This project aims to analyze intellectual networks built between the Caribbean and Latin America from 1880 to 1930. The objective is to examine these networks by tracking the intellectual trajectories of four writers of Dominican Republic, who were important mediators between Caribbean and Latin American cultural fields. They were Federico Henríquez y Carvajal, Federico García Godoy, Horacio Blanco Fombona and Max Henríquez Ureña; four writers that, while today might be considered “minor figures” of Latin American intellectual history, in their time were recognized as authorities within and outside the Caribbean, due to their work in magazine publishing, literary criticism, diplomacy and education.

The study aims to explain the role played by networks constructed by these writers in: the professionalization of certain intellectual figures that emerged in that period, such as magazine editor, literary critic, and modern intellectual; the building of identity discourses such as “antillanismo”, “hispanoamericanismo” and “antiimperialismo”; and the circulation and dissemination of symbolic goods between the Caribbean and the rest of Latin America (an exchange of ideas and texts from south to south).


Articles in Journals

  • (2015), ‘Resistencias discursivas de intelectuales de República Dominicana durante la ocupación estadounidense de 1916-1924: nacionalismo, antiimperialismo e hispanismo’, in: Tzintzun. Revista de Estudios Históricos (in press).

Articles in Anthologies

  • (2015), ‘El antiimperialismo latinoamericano en los albores del siglo XX: una aproximación desde la historia conceptual’, in: Celaya, Yovana (coord.), Actores sociales y propuestas metodológicas para su análisis histórico, Instituto Mora: Mexico (in press).

  • (2010), ‘De filósofos impíos y enemigos de la religión. El socialismo en la prensa conservadora mexicana del siglo XIX’, in: Ibarra, Ana Carolina (coord.), Una mirada al siglo XIX a través de la prensa mexicana, UNAM: Mexico, p. 49-67.