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Laura Loyola Hernandez Dr. Laura Loyola Hernandez

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Room 10.14 Garstang
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK



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Research overview

2018 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Geography, University of Leeds

2016 PhD in Geography, University of Cambridge, UK

2010 Masters in Women's Studies, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco (Mexico)

2007 BA International Relations, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)


My field of speciality is postcolonial geographies, feminist political geography and critical race studies. My area of expertise is the Global South, specially Latin America.




Loyola-Hernández, L. (2018) ‘The porous state: Female mayors performing the state
in Yucatecan Maya municipalities,’ Political Geography, 62: 48-67.
• Loyola Hernández, Laura Teresa (2011) Las doñas quieren jugar: presidentas
municipales en Yucatán, Madrid: Editorial Académica Española (The ladies want to
play: female mayors in Yucatán)
• Loyola Hernández, Laura Teresa (2011) “Mi casa, mi pueblo: presidentas
municipales en Yucatán” In Cejas, M. and Lau Jaiven, A. (eds.) Mujeres y
Ciudadanía en México: estudios de caso, Mexico City: Itaca/Conacyt/UAM-X (“My
house, my pueblo: women mayors in Yucatán” in Women and citizenship in
Mexico: case studies)
• Loyola Hernández, Laura Teresa (2011) 'El poder detrás de las palabras: El
discurso hacia la mujer antes y después de la Revolución Islámica en...

Current projects

  • In the margins of the state: the role of emotions in negotiating female political subjecthood in Maya communities in Yucatan.

More work in progress

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