FLACSO Researcher

Valeria Coronel

Valeria Coronel

Ph.D. in History, New York University, USA
Profesora investigadora
Department: Sociology and Gender Studies
Phone: (593-2) 2946800 ext. 3855

Investigation lines:
Historia y sociología política. Clase y etnicidad en contextos postcoloniales. Movilizacion social, acción colectiva, partidos, movimientos y formación de los estados latinoamericanos.
Geographic area:
América Latina, Región Andina

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  • She holds a Ph.D. from the Department of History of New York University and a Masters from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO). Her research deals with the transition from oligarchic state to the national social state in the Andean region, forms of mobilization and integration of the indigenous political parties. She is interested in the history of social rights formation in the region based on the analysis of social conflict and negotiation of internal borders of class and ethnicity in post-colonial societies. She has published essays on the relationship between corporatism and democratic process in Ecuador. She also examines the historical legacies in contemporary dispute over the character of the state: neoliberalism, new citizenship, left and multinational state.

    In the field of critical theory, she has worked on three proposals for interpretation of the relationship between culture, economics and politics: the language of colonial mercantilism; aesthetic revolution in the thirties; multiculturalist ideology and neoliberal project in the Andean region since the seventies to the present.

    Her research and publications are part of the following disciplinary fields: Latin American historiography, historical and comparative sociology, and critical theory.