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Alejandro Tortolero Villaseñor

Professor of history, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa

Residency: September 2015-May 2016

Research Project: An environmental history of Mexico

Research Interests: environmental history and economic history


Alejandro Tortolero Villaseñor is professor of history at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa. He received his doctorate from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Tortolero Villaseñor has held visiting professorships in Berlin, Paris, Seville, Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Toulouse and Harvard University. In addition, he earned a Guggenheim Fellowship and received the Premio Nacional de Investigación in social sciences from the Mexican Academy of Sciences. Tortolero Villaseñor’s specialties include the agricultural, environmental and economic history of Mexico. He is the author of three monographs, including his most recent work, “Notarios y Agricultores.Crecimiento y atraso en el campo mexicano, 1780-1920,” published in 2009.