Academic Departments of El Colegio de México

  • Established in 1964, the Center for the Study of Asia and Africa (CEAA) has been a pioneer in Mexico and Latin America in promoting courses, publications and knowledge on Asian and African societies. The professorial staff specializes in the history of the culture, society, politics, economy and languages of the major countries of Asia and Africa. Its academic journal, Estudios de Asia y África is the best known and most prestigious of Latin America. The aim of the CEAA has always aimed to train experts from Mexico and other regions of the world who are interested in studying Asia and Africa as well as to build bridges of dialogue and promote academic and international exchanges in our increasingly global world.

  • The Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies began its activities in 1964 as a Center for Economic and Demographic Studies (CEED), with the purpose of conducting and promoting research and teaching in studies related to population and urbanization in Mexico and Latin America. The center soon registered a considerable increase in its activities and, from 1981, opened academic programs on the study of the environmental aspects related to population and urban development and from 2005 changed its name to Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA). The center provides high-level graduate training in a variety of study programs in its fields of specialty and publishes the prestigious academic journal Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos.

  • Established in 1964, the Center for Economic Studies was the first academic center in Mexico to offer a postgraduate degree in economics. The center offers B.A., Masters and Doctoral degrees in economics, and its professors carry on an intense program of research and academic seminars, with many international participants. It publishes the journal Estudios Económicos (Economic Studies) that appears twice a year from 1986 to date, and is one of the most prestigious publications in economics in Mexico and Latin America.

  • Founded in 2021, the Center for Gender Studies seeks to strengthen interdiscipline, expand its academic programs, promote collaboration between El Colegio de México's centers and bonding with academics in other parts of Mexico and around the world, as well as with many other society sectors, to help gender equality agenda move forward from research, teaching and academic diffusion.

  • The Center for Historical Studies (CEH) was founded in 1941 and has a long and distinguished experience in the research and teaching of history. Its teaching staff is made up of 27 full-time professors-researchers. The CEH offers a Masters and Doctoral program in History (with an emphasis on Mexico and Latin America), the main objective of which is to provide solid training to its students so that they can develop their proficiency in teaching and research centers in universities and research institutes in the humanities and social sciences in Mexico and abroad. The center runs many research seminars and regularly publishes a large number of books on the history of Mexico, Latin America and other regions of the world as well as the noted academic journal, Historia Mexicana which has been published in uninterrupted fashion since 1951 and is well known internationally for its high academic quality.

  • The Center for International Studies (CEI) was created in 1960 and carries on an extensive program research and teaching as well as a great variety of publications. In the teaching area, the CEI offers two degrees: B.A. in Politics and Public Administration and a B.A. in International Relations, as well as a Masters degree in Political Science. Teaching is conducted mainly by the professors of the CEI but also periodically by visiting professors from foreign universities, as well as public officials of high level, who share their knowledge and experience with students. Every two years, the CEI convenes for application to one of its three programs, which are extremely competitive. More than 60% of the graduates of both degrees in the last twenty years have carried out postgraduate studies (masters and doctorates) in prestigious universities, mainly in the United States and Great Britain. The research program of CEI includes the study of international relations, political science, federal and local public administration, Mexico's political system and foreign policy, as well as regional studies on North America, Europe and Latin America.

  • The Center for Literature and Linguistics (CELL) was founded in 1948 by the distinguished intellectuals, Alfonso Reyes and Raimundo Lida, and is a prestigious research and teaching center specializing in studies of Hispanic and Hispanic American literature and linguistics, the latter focusing particularly on the Spanish and Amerindian languages of Mexico. It also runs a program of translation studies which has gained international recognition. Among the many collective works published by CELL, we only mention the Linguistic Atlas of Mexico, the Dictionary of the Spanish of Mexico, the Folkloric Songbook of Mexico and the Catalogue of marginal texts of New Spain. It runs a Seminar of Popular Traditions and hosts the Laboratory on Phonic Studies. The center publishes the Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica, one of the most prestigious specialized journals in Spanish and Hispanic American literature. Its doctoral programs - in Linguistics and Hispanic Literature - are oriented to the training of high level researchers in their respective areas. The Master's program in Translation, founded in 2004, trains researchers in the field of translation.

  • Founded in 1973, the Center for Sociological Studies (CES) México brings together more than thirty sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and specialists in various disciplines of the social sciences, with different theoretical approaches, and carries on a distinguished program in research and in teaching. It offers a solid Doctoral Program in Social Science with a Specialization in Sociology. In addition, the CES offers a Master's Program in Gender Studies, as part of its Interdisciplinary Program on Women's Studies. The CES has been recognized as one of the most dynamic spaces for social research in Mexico and Latin America. This is reflected in the high number of academic publications by its members: for example - just in the five-year period 2008-2013 - , the research professors who make up the core academic group published more than eighty books, and over one hundred and ninety academic articles and two hundred book chapters. This emphasis on research is also reflected in the high number of degree exams defended by its doctoral students: since its foundation, one hundred and forty-two graduate theses have been approved.