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It builds knowledge on the social processes of symbolic production, emphasizing its political character in search of better levels of coexistence, committed to a reorientation of knowledge production practices from academia, with a view to interdisciplinary exchange and the decentralization of knowledge. It also strategically projects our intellectual production both in teaching and in social action.

Líneas de Investigación

  • Contemporary aesthetics and sensitivities

    Líder de la línea: Edwin Rey Velasco

    Privileges looks to the world of today, that allow to understand the forces that define our time from its social, economic, technological, historical conditions, etc. But this priority for the contemporary does not represent any type of exclusion, and rather defines an intention to understand and explore the development of culture from a perspective that, going beyond purely historicist conceptions, conceives previous developments of culture as living and acting processes, which we make our own to the extent that they constitute us, defining our belonging to an era and conditions of our own.

  • Gender, social movements and power

    Líder de la línea: Ángel Nemecio Barba

    It groups research interests around the politics of identity and difference (of gender, generation, class, ethnicity and culture, among others) as dominant characteristic traits, but not excluding power relations at stake, not only in the conventional spaces of institutional politics (state, parties, government...), but in other spaces of construction/transformation of the political (Mouffe, 1999, p.13). These can be both those of private and intimate life, passing through institutions (universities) up to the organizational processes and collective action that promote cultural and political transformations, in any of these contexts.

  • Cultural Heritage

    Líder de la línea: Frank Alexander Rodríguez

    It places at the centre of the cultural debate a dimension of what heritage is, which broadens the more canonical vision of heritage seen as a museum, extending it to more everyday and socially extensive cultural practices, opening the way to the recognition of the cultural heritage of the region, as well as being a privileged space for the development of research.

  • Representations, Memory and Institutionability (RMI)

    Líder de la línea: Roberto Sancho Larrañaga

    It seeks to recognize and understand the constituent and instituting plots of significance of social experience, derived from theoretical discussions and methodological proposals in research processes, consolidated a space of open epistemic formulation, with a clear potential for interdisciplinary dialogue and for the exercise of the transdisciplinary.