Silvia Núñez García

Professor Núñez was director of the CISAN UNAM from 2009 to 2017. She has been a fulltime researcher for 23 years. She did graduate work in sociology at the same university. Her career as a specialist began in research on a project on U.S. history at the Dr. José María Luis Mora Institute, and later at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in the domestic policy area of what was then the Institute of United States Studies.

The most important honors she has received are the following: she was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the United States; she has been recognized as an associate researcher at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Michigan State University; and, in addition, she spent a research stay at Georgetown University. The UNAM has given her the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Award for her career as a woman member of the university. She is currently a member of the Executive Board and treasurer of the United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (Comexus); a member of the Executive Council of the Metropolis International Network, and of the Advisory Board of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the United States.

Professor Núñez teaches in the International Relations Division of the UNAM School of Political and Social Sciences. Her vast academic oeuvre includes 11 books that she has co-authored, edited, or compiled, and more than 40 articles or book chapters in Mexican and foreign publications. Particularly noteworthy among the books are México en el pensamiento económico, político y social de los Estados Unidos (Mexico in the Economic, Political, and Social Thinking of the United States) with Adolfo Aguilar Zínser; and Critical Issues in the New U.S-Mexico Relations: Stumbling Blocks or Constructive Paths, published by CISAN/UNAM and Michigan State University. Outstanding among the chapters and/or articles are “Cultura Política” (Political Culture) in the work ¿Qué es Estados Unidos? (What Is the United States?) (Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2008), “Estados Unidos (El ‘noble salvaje’ en el entramado legal y el imaginario político estadounidense)” (The United States [The ‘Noble Savage’ in the Legal Structural Framework and the U.S. Political Imaginary]) in the book Los amerindios en la narrativa occidental (The Amerinds in the Western Narrative) (Alcalá de Henares, Spain, 2010); and “Current Challenges of the U.S.-Mexico Relations,” Journal of Latin American Studies, Institute of Latin American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (ILAS/CASS), 2011 [published in Chinese].

  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Research Area: Globality Studies
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Individual Projects

Class Inequality and Social Structure in the United States.

The Role of U.S. Social Movements in the Fight against Urban Poverty in the 1990s.

Collective Projects

Currently inactive.

Critical Issues in the New U.S-Mexico Relations: Stumbling Blocks and Constructive Paths
Silvia Núñez-García y Manuel Chavez, eds., México, CISAN-UNAM/CLACS-Michigan State University, 2008. ISBN: 978-607-2-00352-1
Los procesos electorales en América del Norte en 1994
Bárbara A. Driscoll, Silvia Núñez García y Julián Castro Rea, México, CISAN-UNAM, 2000. ISBN: 968-367-645-6, 978-968-3676-45-0