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Gloria Maritza Gómez Revueltas


International Research Training Group 'Temporalities of Future'

PhD Candidate

Project: "Astroculture and extraterrestrial future pasts in Mexico, 1960-1980"


Since 09/2021

PhD Candidate, International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’, Berlin

Since 05/2019

PhD Candidate, Centro de Estudios Históricos, El Colegio de México

08/2016 – 07/2019

Master of Arts (maestría) in Social Sciences, Universidad de Guadalajara

08/2009 – 04/2016

Bachelor of Arts (licenciatura) in History, Universidad de Guadalajara

Work Experience

Since 09/2021

Researcher, International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’

Since 03/2021

Researcher, Global Astroculture International Research Group, New York University

Since 08/2016

Researcher, International Research Group “Religión y política” of Iberconceptos, Universidad de Guadalajara, Universidad del País Vasco

Since 01/2017

Researcher, Project: “Experiencia histórica y producción social del espacio en comunidades en resistencia del occidente de México”, Universidad de Guadalajara

Since 08/2012

Researcher, Project: “El vocabulario de la secularización en México. Siglos XVIII-XX”, Universidad de Guadalajara

Project: "Astroculture and extraterrestrial future pasts in Mexico, 1960-1980"

The cosmos has historically been a fertile space to imagine futures that go beyond the confines of the Earth, futures which are intimately linked to science and technology. However, existing historiographic explanations about our relationship with outer space have little or no capacity to clarify the place of Latin America in the cosmos, nor of the cosmos in Latin America. This project aims to present a polyphony about how different individuals and groups gave meaning to outer space between 1960 and 1980 in Mexico.

The objective of the project is to explain the formation and diffusion of astroculture in Mexico, understood as the historically variable ways of making sense of outer space, with emphasis on those temporalized towards the future. It aims to account for the mechanisms that individuals and collectivities used to spread astroculture and extraterrestrial socio-technical imaginaries in Mexico, including scientists, engineers, technicians, amateurs, diplomats, and bureaucrats. In addition to registering in the historiographic current of cultural studies of science and technology, the study intends to contribute to the discussion about presentism, the historiographic tendency to declare the end of the 20th century as the period of decline of modern thought which is characteristically futurized.


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