Javier Garciadiego

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Javier Garciadiego
Born (1951-09-05) 5 September 1951 (age 65)[1]
Residence Mexico City
Nationality Mexican
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico, El Colegio de México and the University of Chicago
Occupation Academic and historian
Employer El Colegio de México
Title President
Term 2005-2010
Predecessor Andrés Lira

Francisco Javier Garciadiego Dantán (born 5 September 1951) is a Mexican historian specialized in the Mexican Revolution who formerly served as president of El Colegio de México.[2] He is a former director-general of the National Institute of Historical Studies on the Mexican Revolutions (INEHRM), has authored several books and holds the 12th seat of the Mexican Academy of History, where he substituted the late Beatriz de la Fuente.[3]

Garciadiego graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He received a doctorate degree in History at El Colegio de México (1982) and completed a second one in History of Latin America at the University of Chicago, in the United States, where he was advised by Friedrich Katz.[4]

He joined El Colegio de México as a professor in 1991 and has worked as visiting scholar at St Anthony's College, University of Oxford; University of Chicago; Trinity College, Dublin; Complutense University of Madrid and University of Salamanca.[1] On 25 March 2009 he was awarded the Great Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic by the Government of Spain.[5]

Selected works[edit]

  • Rudos contra científicos: la Universidad Nacional durante la Revolución Mexicana (El Colegio de México, 1996)
  • La Revolución Mexicana: crónicas, documentos, planes y testimonios (UNAM, 2003)
  • Alfonso Reyes (Planeta, 2003)


  1. ^ a b "Javier Garciadiego CV" (PDF) (in Spanish). Academia Mexicana de la Historia. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  2. ^ Martínez, Fabiola (2005-09-15). "Javier Garciadiego, director del Colmex". La Jornada (in Spanish). Mexico City. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  3. ^ Palapa Quijas, Fabiola (2008-09-04). "Javier Garciadiego ingresó como colegiado a la Academia Mexicana de la Historia". La Jornada (in Spanish). Mexico City. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  4. ^ Aguilar Sosa, Yanet (2008-03-16). ""México no merece tirarse a la modorra": Javier Garciadiego". El Universal (in Spanish). Mexico City. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Cuatro mexicanos reciben la Gran Cruz de Isabel La Católica". El Universal (in Spanish). Madrid. EFE. 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2009-11-11.