Gladys Vásquez - Doctoral Researcher

Gladys Vásquez

Doctoral project:
The Creation of American Regional Integration and the Origination of the Inter-American System after Independence. The Congress of Panama (1826) and the American Congress of Lima (1847)




since 10/2017 Doctoral Researcher in the Research Training Group "World Politics", Bielefeld University
2017 Lecturer, Critical History, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Peru
2016 - 2017 Chief of the Cultural Management and Public Relations Commission, Peru
2016 Master applicant in Latin American History, Indigenous World, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
2014 - 2015 Chief of the Cultural Management and Institutional Cooperation Commission, Peru
2010 - 2015 M.A. History with a major in Andean Studies, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP), Peru
2014 Professional Title in History, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru
2013 Temporary Exhibitions Assistant, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru
2010 - 2012 Research Assistant, El Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú, Peru
1998 - 2003 B.A. Social Sciences with a major in History, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

The Hispano-American nations recently emancipated in the early 19th century face not only the problems caused by the transition from a colonial system to a republican system of government, but also the fear of an eventual re-conquest or the military intervention of some other European power. In response to this, the creation of measures meant to prevent other nations from abusing their power takes shape in the form of their own American International Law, along with the rejection of already existent systems inappropriate for the American reality. In this sense, we will perform an analysis of how these young republics reinforced their diplomatic relationships and organized a series of congresses, such as the Congress of Panama and the Congress of Lima, where the foundations for the American Code of International Law were laid as well as revealed the contradictions between the supranational objectives and the search for reassurance by the new governments. Similarly, we will evaluate the conditions under which this process expanded and the way it responded to the situations that originated from the debates between those who supported the idea of a big Continental Confederation and those who defended national interests, which allowed the birth of a new political culture and an international political agenda among widespread local political instability.

  • Vásquez, G. (2014). El endeudamiento de Felipe II y el Virreinato del Perú: De las cajas de comunidad a la Caja General de Censos de Indios de Lima (1556-1600). In: Campos, J., ed. El Perú en los tiempos de Felipe II, 1st ed. Madrid: EDES. pp. 111-128 (in Spanish).


New Doctoral Researcher Joined the RTG

On 01 March, Karlson Preuss took up his position in the Research Training Group. In his doctoral dissertation, he focuses on "The Unwritten Constitution as an Intersection between Global Law and World Politics".

A Touch of World Politics in Bad Salzuflen

The RTG participated in the Annual Retreat of the Institute for World Society Studies on 14 and 15 December 2017 in Bad Salzuflen. More.

Guest lecture by George Lawson (LSE) on 28 November

We would like to invite you to the Guest lecture "Global Historical Sociology" by Dr. George Lawson (LSE) on Tuesday, 28 November at 18:15 in room no. X C3-107.

RTG "World Politics" officially launched

Ten international young scientists and eleven principal investigators will investigate the emergence of world politics as a specific type of politics from an interdisciplinary perspective. More.

Official Opening of the RTG on 24 October

We would like to invite you to the Official Opening of the RTG and the guest lecture "'Lies are the Law of the World!' News and Global Media Networks in the Twentieth Century" by Prof. Dr. Heidi Tworek (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) on Tuesday, 24 October at 18:15 in room no. X C3-107.

The RTG "World Politics" started on 01 October

On 01 October 2017, the Research Training Group "World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society" started. Nine doctoral researchers and one post-doctoral researcher took up their positions.

The RTG is approved

We are pleased to announce that the DFG has approved our Research Training Group application. The new Research Training Group `World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society´ will start 01 October 2017.