María Soledad Loaeza Tovar
April 29, 1950
Mexico City, Mexico
|Alma mater||Institute of Political Studies|
|Awards||National Prize for Arts and Sciences|
María Soledad Loaeza Tovar (born April 29, 1950) is a Mexican graduate in international relations, doctor in political science, professor, researcher, writer, historian, and academic. She has specialized in the process of democratization and the transformations of society in Mexico.
Soledad Loaeza completed her baccalaureate studies at Vidal Castañeda y Najera National High School Plantel 4, belonging to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She received a degree in international relations from the College of Mexico (Colmex), obtaining the title in 1972 with the thesis La política exterior del general Charles de Gaulle, 1962-1970. She traveled to Europe to study for an international relations specialization at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut in Munich and a doctorate summa cum laude in political science at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris with the thesis Classes moyennes, démocratie et nationalisme au Mexique. L'éducation à la recherche du consensus.
Loaeza has taught at the College of Mexico, the Ibero-American University (UIA), the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), the Autonomous Metropolitan University Iztapalapa (UAM-I) and the UNAM School of Political and Social Sciences. She has also taught courses at institutes and universities in the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States, and France. She speaks five languages – Spanish, French, English, German, and Italian.
Since 1987, Loaeza has been a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. Since 1990, she has been a member of the International Political Science Association, becoming a member of the Executive Committee from 1991 to 1997. Since 2005, she has been a member of the American Political Science Association. From 2000 to 2006, she was a member of the Political Studies Association. Since 1988, she has been a member of the Latin American Studies Association. From 1997 to 1993, she was a member of the Association française de science politique.
Loaeza is a researcher and professor at the Colmex Center for International Studies. She has been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris, the University of Oxford, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame. She is a level III researcher for the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores.
Awards and distinctions
- Prize for the best article on the history of Mexico from the Mexican Committee of Historical Sciences in 1998
- Research Award in Social Sciences from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León in 2001
- Radcliffe Fellowship from Harvard University in 2003
- Jesús Reyes Heroles Award from the Círculo de Estudios México in 2006
- Daniel Cosío Villegas Prize from the National Institute of Historical Studies of the Revolutions of Mexico (INEHRM) in 2008
- National Prize for Arts and Sciences in the area of History, Social Sciences, and Philosophy in 2010
Loaeza has contributed as an editorialist for the newspaper La Jornada, has written more than 30 articles for various magazines, and has written more than 60 chapters for various books published in Mexico, France, the United Kingdom, Argentina, and the United States. She has written prologues and reviews for more than 30 works. She has translated works by Peter H. Smith, Samuel E. Finer, David A. Brading, and Donella H. Meadows. Her published books include:
- Clases medias y política en México. La querella escolar 1959-1963, 1968
- México: auge, crisis y ajuste, 1982-1988. Los años del cambio, 1992
- La cooperación internacional en un mundo desigual, 1994
- Oposición y democracia, 1996
- Reforma del Estado y democracia en América Latina, 1996
- El Partido Acción Nacional: la larga marcha 1939-1994. Oposición leal y partido de protesta, 1999
- Del popularismo de los antiguos al populismo de los modernos, 2001
- "Siglo XX", Volume V of the Gran Historia Ilustrada de México, 2002
- Entre lo posible y lo probable. La experiencia de la transición en México, 2008
- Las consecuencias políticas de la expropiación bancaria, 2008
- Acción Nacional: el apetito y las responsabilidades del triunfo, 2010
- "Conaculta reconoce a ganadores del Premio de Ciencias y Artes 2010" [Conaculta Recognizes Winners of the 2010 Prize for Arts and Sciences]. El Informador (in Spanish). Mexico City. November 17, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
- Bucio, Erika P. (January 2, 2011). "'La tarea académica es muy detectivesca'" ['Academic Work is Very Detectivelike']. Tabasco Hoy (in Spanish). Mexico City. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
- "DRCLAS announces visiting scholars and fellows". Harvard Gazette. July 17, 2003. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
- Mainwaring, Scott (2003). "Contributors". Christian Democracy in Latin America: Electoral Competition and Regime Conflicts. Stanford University Press. p. xvi. ISBN 9780804745987. Retrieved November 10, 2017 – via Google Books.
- Muñoz, Alma E. (February 17, 2011). "Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, galardonado por su contribución a la democracia nacional" [Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Awarded for His Contribution to National Democracy]. La Jornada (in Spanish). p. 17. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
- "Premios y distinciones 2003" [Awards and Distinctions 2003] (in Spanish). The College of Mexico. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
- "Cuatro miembros de la AMC reciben Premio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes 2010" [Four Members of the AMC Receive National Prize for Arts and Sciences 2010] (in Spanish). Mexico City: Mexican Academy of Sciences. November 24, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2017.