Gloria Maritza Gómez Revuelta

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Sep 2023-Feb 2024)

Gloria Maritza Gómez Revuelta is a Predoctoral Fellow working on the history of outer space in Mexico and Latin America. She is enrolled in El Colegio de México’s doctoral program in History and is an Associate Professor at the Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG). In her PhD thesis she studies how outer space and space technoscience were ascribed different meanings in Mexico during the Latin American Cold War. During her stay at the MPIWG she will study the intersection between the emerging space disciplines, third-world development, and women in science in Mexico from the 1960s through the 1980s. Her research interests also include Latin America’s involvement in the International Geophysical Year (1957–1958) and the region’s participation in the development of a legal regime for outer space. Her paper “Cosmic Diplomacy: The Global Equator and the Geostationary Orbit, 1975–1982” received an honorable mention from the STAND Early Career Scholar Prize committee (2023).

Maritza holds a BA in History and an MA in Social Sciences from the UdeG, as well as an MA in History from El Colegio de México. She is a member of the international Iberconceptos Conceptual History research group. Her book on the history of the concept of revolution in Mexico, El agotamiento de una utopía: Historia del concepto de revolución en México, 1876–1949, was published by the UdeG in 2019. She has developed work on public history, working with communities that have resisted forced displacement in western Mexico. She is the cohost of Cosas de Sapiens, a podcast dedicated to the communication of science and technology produced by the UdeG.


Space for the Third World: Development and Women in Science in the Mexican Space Disciplines during the Global Cold War


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