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Raquel Sosa Elízaga Universidad Nacional de Mexico, Mexico

Raquel Sosa Elízaga has degrees in Sociology, Latin American Studies, and PhD in History, National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has been Full Time Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, since January, 1976. Past positions held include:
- Vice President of Program of the International Sociological Association, from 2010 to 2014
- A member of its Program Committee from 1998 to 2002
- A member of its Executive Committee, from 2006 to 2010
- President of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología, from 1985 to 1987
- A member of its Council of Ex Presidents, since 2013
- Secretary of Social Development and of Culture in the Mexico City Government, from 2000 to 2005, and from 2005 to 2006.

Her publications include Educación y exclusión (UNAM, 2017), “Reflexiones sobre la tradición sociológica, los dilemas de nuestro tiempo y el porvenir” en Castañeda, Dávila et al, El futuro de las ciencias sociales en un entorno globalizado (UNAM, 2017); Hacia la recuperación de la soberanía educativa en América Latina: conciencia crítica y programa (UNAM/CLACSO, 2012); Pensar con cabeza propia. Educación y pensamiento crítico en América Latina (CLACSO, 2011); Cuadernos del pensamiento crítico latinoamericano, Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales 45(4) (2011); Co author with Irene Sánchez, América Latina: los desafíos del pensamiento crítico (Siglo XXI, 2004).