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Edith Ruvalcaba Galindo

About me

Edith Ruvalcaba is a doctoral candidate at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Faculty 03 (Social Sciences and Cultural Studies). She is a scholarship holder of the cooperation program between Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). Her research focuses on cultural cooperation between the European Union and one of its strategic partners in Latin America, Mexico. 

She obtained her Master's Degree in International Economic Relations and Cooperation by Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico) and a Bachelors in Communications from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico). Her international academic experiences include the Rushford-Peterson Highschool in Minnesota, USA, the Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. She has also 3 years' experience working in cultural cooperation and social cohesion projects in non-governmental organizations. 


Dissertation working title: Cultural Cooperation in a Globalized World: The European Union and Mexico. Studying EU Cultural Foreign Policy in Latin America.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andrea Gawrich


If you want to know more about my project, please watch here



Presentations and Talks

  • 'Cooperación Cultural en un mundo globalizado: La Unión Europea y México'. 7 April 2022, 10th European Studies in Mexico Annual Congress.
  • 'Cooperación Cultural en un mundo globalizado: La Unión Europea y México'. 23 October 2021, Mexican Association of International Studies (AMEI) 34th Annual Congress. 
  • 'La cooperación cultural en el espacio eurolatinoamericano como respuesta a los retos globales del siglo XXI'. 24 September 2021, Congreso Internacional Eurolatinoamericano y Caribeño. La necesaria creación de un espacio cultural eurolatinoamericano: valores, principios y propuestas. Rey Juan Carlos University and EU-LAC Foundation. 
  • 'Cultural Cooperation in a Globalized World: The European Union and Mexico. Studying EU cultural foreign policy in Latin America'. 18 June 2021, DAAD Scholarship Holder Meeting.
  • 'Cultural Diplomacy and Cooperation as tools for conflict resolution and prevention. UNESCO, UNAOC and ALF's efforts in the Israel-Palestine conflict (2005-2017)'. 25 April 2019, Western Social Science Association 61st Annual Conference: San Diego, California.

Research Interests

  • International Cooperation for Development
  • Culture in international relations
  • European Union - Latin American Strategic Partnership
  • European Union - Mexico Strategic Partnership
  • European Union's international cultural relations strategy

JLU B.A. in Social Sciences

WiSe 2021/22: European Union cultural relations with Mexico. Theoretical statements, challenges and institutional framework.

WiSe 2022/23: Culture in Foreign Policy. From soft power to mutual understanding and cooperation.