Welcome

Welcome to the website of the PhD in Social Sciences at the Universidad Veracruzana (UV), where you will find all the information related to this program.

The PhD in Social Sciences offered by the UV responds to the academic and professional needs of the country, particularly of the states of the South-Southeast of Mexico. The program is centered on the analysis of global and diverse trends be they social, economic, political, historical or cultural.

The pedagogical model of the PhD in Social Sciences rests on a training approach for basic and applied high-level research, for which it has a selection of nationally and internationally recognized professors, all of whom belong to the National System of Researchers (SNI) of México in its three levels.

The training model we offer focuses on developing knowledge, skills, approaches, and fundamental values to create professional profiles mainly in the research field within the various branches of social science. The model also follows the postgraduate regulations of the UV.

Paths toward acquisition and application of knowledge

The PhD program has been structured considering two general lines of research (LGACs) that describe specific thematic domains. The program also considers two axes that cross the curricular map: space-territory and inequalities.

General Lines of Research

State, politics, and collective action

This line focuses on the analysis of problems in the construction of subjects, and different types of political and social control. Students develop empirical research projects, theoretically oriented to global or local scales. Research in this line specializes on topics such as civil society, democracy, security, public policies, legality, and justice, through a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, which are based on interviews, focal groups, statistical and discourse analysis.

Students that choose this line are interested in observing the interconnectivity of groups, organizations, and institutions; the mechanisms of state governance that control populations; and the symbolic representations shown in these processes.

Theoretical perspectives of the social sciences, such as decolonization, theory of the State, theory of inter legality, theory of justice, and approaches to public policy and implementation are used for research work.

This line of study is guided by the public interest, new institutional design and the guarantee of human rights, all related to the modernization of contemporary societies.

Culture, communication and society

Students who choose this line will analyze the main challenges involved in current cultural phenomena. At the same time, they will obtain the necessary skills to interpret forms of symbolic construction that they themselves face in a daily basis.

Students will delve into the formation, transformation, conflict and negotiation of individual and collective identities. They will review the problems of identities, at national, regional, state and local levels. Graduate students may also study the role of the media in the formation of the State, as well as in the interactions and negotiations among social, political and cultural figures, within the public sphere, the market and the state. They will analyze the speeches, the symbolic supports and cultural practices in daily life; bearers and generators of both identities and subjectivities, which contribute to the formulation of the memory of a country, a region, a state or a town.

Contact: Dr. José Galindo Rodríguez  josgalindo@uv.mx

Telephone:  (228) 8421700 ext. 13837.