Clara Eugenia Lida

Doctor: Clara Eugenia Lida
Proposal: Faculty of Philosophy and Literature
Sponsor: Prof. Dr. Alberto Ramos Santana
Celebration: Real Teatro de las Cortes in San Fernando, 20th of October 2010
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Clara Eugenia Lida born in Buenos Aires, currently resides in Mexico City, where she has been teaching in the last decades. Daughter of the philologist Raimundo Lida, she studied history at Brandeis University (Massachusetts, USA), where she graduated in 1963. The following year she obtained a Master’s degree in History in El Colegio de México with Silvio Zavala. And between 1965 and 1969 she obtained his Ph.D. in History and Literature at Princeton University with Vicente Llorens.

She has taught, among other institutions, at Wesleyan University (Connecticut), Stony Brook University, University of California, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (Universidad Católica del Exilio), University of Puerto Rico Piedras), School of High Studies in Social Sciences in Paris and since 1982 in the Center of Historical Studies of The Colegio de México. He has also developed courses at the Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, ​​Universidad Ortega y Gasset (Madrid), Jovellanos Chair at the University of Oviedo, University of Alicante, City University of New York, Harvard University, University of Valencia, Universidad Jaume I of Castellón, Tokyo University, Kyoto University, University of Buenos Aires, The University of London, and at the University of Cadiz, with whom she collaborates on the Editorial Board of Trocadero Magazine. She has an extensive research trajectory linked to the study of social movements in Latin America and Europe, and especially in Spain and Andalusia. Her works on the migrations and exiles of Spaniards to Mexico and South America are pioneers and deal with cultural, institutional, social and quantitative aspects. Also, her studies on the European revolutionary movements and the Hispanic world are widely recognized and quoted. Among them it is necessary to emphasize those that are dedicated to Andalusia and to the province of Cadiz, among which it is necessary to list its pioneering and illustrative work on the Black Hand, as well as others on the labor movement and the anarchism in the Cadiz province.

In recent years she has focused on the consolidation of a study centre for the comparative analysis of the recent history of Spain and Latin America. The result of this is the creation in 2002 of the Mexico-Spain Permanent Seminary in El Colegio de México, where she, from various perspectives, presents and discusses research on the relations between the two countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. Consolidating this line was founded the “Mexico-Spain Chair”, which was inaugurated on the academic year 2006-2007, and is sponsored by Universia-Banco de Santander.

Clara Lida is the author or compiler of several dozen specialized books and more than a hundred articles and book chapters in scientific publications in her fields of research. The quotations from his publications exceed a thousand.

For her contributions to the history of Spain and the study of the Spanish in Mexico, in 2006 she was decorated with the “Order of Civil Merit” awarded by the Spanish State for its academic merits