Fourteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

  • 2019 Special Focus - Global Flows, Diversified Realities
  • 10-12 July 2019
  • Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

403

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Fourteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

31

Countries represented.

2019 Special Focus - Global Flows, Diversified Realities

Perhaps because it is a relatively new field, most of the literature about globalization illustrates a tendency toward a framework of global flows without acknowledging that this form of accumulation reveals the re-appropriation of local environments . Like any social change, globalization does not occur uniformly. In addition, the resignification of the local dimension does not necessarily reflect the strength of this new capitalism but, rather, the human need for association, identification, and cultural preservation.

Reality is a social construction and, by extension, is constantly shifting. Thus, social groups are not immune to the prevailing Universalist tendencies. With that in mind, global dynamics cannot be explained without considering local manifestations and how the latter relate to the former. Therefore, the social sciences cannot continue proceeding from theoretical monotheisms , but should do so by means of being transdisciplinary. Since the end of the 1970s, we have been witnessing, much more than in the past, the expression of highly diversified and fragmented realities under a theoretical and growing approach pretending otherwise. The only certainty is that there are no unique procedures, and the scientific world should remain open to alternative points of view and to the different ways in which globalization is expressed.

Conference Chair

Gerardo Tunal Santiago

Gerardo Tunal Santiago

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México

Plenary Speakers

The Fourteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences featured sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

José Félix Hoyo Arana

José Félix Hoyo Arana

Professor, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México

Nora M. Basurto Santos

Nora M. Basurto Santos

Universidad Veracruzana, México

"Linguistic and cultural fluxes: Going back and forth between Mexico and The United States"

Verónica Sánchez Hernández

Verónica Sánchez Hernández

Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico

Michael A. Genovese

Michael A. Genovese

Professor of Political Science, Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies, and President of the Global Policy Institute, Loyola Marymount University, California, USA

"The Challenges of Illiberal Democracy to Liberal Democracy in the Age of Globalization: Populism and Democratic Distemper as Threats to Stability"

Yonatan Puón Castro

Yonatan Puón Castro

Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico

Colin Samson

Colin Samson

Department of Sociology, University of Essex, England

"Colonialism and Non-University Human Rights: The Ongoing Hypocricies of Western Liberalism"

David Barkin

David Barkin

Professor, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Unidad Xochimilco, Mexico

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2019 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Kaia DeMatteo

Kaia DeMatteo

PhD Candidate in Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Rosa Bella M. Quindoza

Rosa Bella M. Quindoza

Faculty member, PUP Department of Communication Research College of Communication, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Dillon Boss

Dillon Boss

Utah Valley University, USA

​Susan J. Eddington

​Susan J. Eddington

Fielding Graduate University, USA

Smangele Nkosingiphile Shandu

Smangele Nkosingiphile Shandu

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Raghu Bir Bista

Raghu Bir Bista

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Janelle Christine Simmons

Janelle Christine Simmons

Walden University, USA

Conference Partner

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.