Gisela Mateos (PhD Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona 2001) is Full Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, since 2003.
My main research interest is the history of 20th century Science and Medicine, particularly in Latin America. For the last ten years I have been working with my colleague Edna Suárez-Díaz in the history of science in Mexico during the Cold War. We have focused on nuclear technical assistance programs and development in Latin America. We are writing a book with on the relation between development, technical assistance, and the peaceful applications of atomic energy in Mexico. My current research focuses on the ways in which technical assistance programs have moved medical practices between socialist countries and the so-called Third World.
My last publications include: Mateos, Gisela and Edna Suárez Díaz (2021) ‘The Door to the Promised Land of Atomic Peace and Plenty’: Mexican Students and the Phoenix Memorial Project”. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 51, no.2; Mateos, Gisela and Edna Suárez Díaz (2020) “Creating the need in Mexico: the IAEA’s technical assistance programs for less developed countries (1958-68)” History and Technology. 36, no. 3 y 4. ISSN: 0734-1512, eISSN: 1477-2620; Mateos, Gisela and Edna Suárez-Díaz (2020). “‘Development interventions: science, technology and technical assistance.” History and Technology. Vol 36, no. 3 y 4: ISSN: 0734-1512, eISSN: 1477-2620.