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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Ana Victoria Gaxiola Lazcano

Ana Victoria Gaxiola Lazcano
Ana Victoria Gaxiola Lazcano
Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Historical sociology, Social movements, State building, Social network analysis, Political Sociology, Latin America, Corporatism, labour movements


(2004-2008) Bachelor degree in History. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

(2012-2014) Master in Political Sociology. Institute of Investigations José María Luis Mora.

Research experience

From August 2011 to July 2012

El Colegio de México (COLMEX)

Centro de Estudios Históricos

Research assistant Dr. Juan Pedro Viqueira.

As the assistant of professor Juan Pedro Viqueira, my job was to digitalize his personal archive. As well, I helped him with the elaboration of historical maps from the Mexican state of Chiapas for a project of historical geography he was developing at the moment.

From July 2011 to July 2012

Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN)

Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo

Research assistant of Dra. Graciela Alcalá.

During the time I worked with professor Alcalá she was developing a research project regarding the worth of the population in the states of South East Mexico. What I did while working for her was to search for statics of social indicators and to organize them into graphics.

From October 2007 to January 2011

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales

Research assistant of Dr. Ricardo Pozas Horcasistas

As a research assistant for professor Pozas, my job was to research and analyze information in archives, newspapers and other sources about the Mexican society and political system during the decade of the sixties.

Academic Congresses


European Social Science History Conference organized by The International Institute for Social History, Valencia, Spain. Paper: “The left Wing Fights for Democratization in Authoritarian Mexico (1958-1965)”.


Social Movements Congress, organized by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). “Without land, there will be an invasion. The agrarian invasions in North West Mexico (1958)”


XIII National Meeting of History Students. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, México. Paper: “The Killing of Ruben Jaramillo”