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Soledad Jiménez-Tovar

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Soledad Jiménez Tovar has a BA in Latin American Studies (2006, UNAM, Mexico), a MA in Chinese Studies (2009, COLMEX, Mexico) and a PhD in Social Anthropology (2014, MLU, Germany). She has done fieldwork in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). She compares historical perspectives on the (re-)configuration of ex-Soviet identities amongst China-related Muslims (i.e., Uyghurs and Dungans). At this stage of her career, she has started to crisscross Latin American critical thought to the study of Central Asia. Since 2017, she is Professor at the History Division at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), top public research center in Mexico City.


Global History, Methodology of History, The System of Regional Ethnic Autonomy in the PRC, the Revolutions during the 20th Century

Main Publications
  1. Soledad Jiménez-Tovar, “Limits of Diaspority in Central Asia: Contextualising Dungan’s Multiple Belongings.” Central Asian Survey 35(3): 387-404, DOI:10.1080/02634937.2016.1151626
  1. Soledad Jiménez Tovar and Andrés Kozel. (Eds.). Pensamiento Social Ruso sobre América Latina. Colección Antologías del Pensamiento Social Latinoamericano y Caribeño. Buenos Aires: CLACSO.
  1. Soledad Jiménez Tovar (ed.). Pertenencias múltiples, identidades cruzadas: nuevas perspectivas sobre Asia Central. México, El Colegio de México.
  1. Soledad Jiménez-Tovar and Martin Lavička. “Folklorized politics: how Chinese soft power works in Central Asia”, Asian Ethnicity 21(2): 244-268, DOI:10.1080/14631369.2019.1610355
  1. Jiménez Tovar, Soledad. “Relationality and uprooting: towards a Caribbean reading of ex-Soviet Central Asia”, Antropologia Portuguesa 39: 73-101.