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Armando Caracheo



Postdoctoral Research at ETH Zürich. Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences: Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft (Literature and Cultural Studies) .


Office address:
ETH – Zürich
Rämistrasse 101
HG E 67.4
8092 Zürich


2008-2011 Ph.D. in Science, Technology and Humanities. CIS, University of Bologna.

2005-2007 Master in History and Philosophy of Science, Utrecht University.

Master thesis: The inclusion of science and mathematics in the literary work of Jorge Luis Borges.

Supervisors: Prof. F.H. Van Lunteren and Prof. Klaas Wellinga.

1999 - 2004 Higher Education degree in Physics Engineering (graduated with honours), Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.

August 2004: Bachelor Degree, Physics Engineering, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

Summer 2003: Nanotechnology summer school at the IPICYT , Instituto Potosino de Ciencia Y Tecnología, San Luís Potosí, Mexico, under the supervision of Prof. Mauricio Terrones.

Summer 2002: Summer school on general optics at the INAOE, Instituto Nacional de Astronomía Óptica y Electrónica, Tonantzintla Puebla, Mexico.

Summer 2001: General Astronomy summer school at the astronomic investigation center of the UNAM, Ensenada Baja California, Mexico.


CONACYT, Marco Polo Fellowship, University of Bologna, Bank of Mexico, Universidad Iberoamericana, Fundación Telmex.

Professional Experience

Jan 2012 – Present. Oil & Gas Industry Consultant.

Jan-Jul 2012, Universidad Iberoamericana, Lecturer: History and Philosophy of Science (doctoral program).

Jan-Jul 2012, ITESM (English Program), Lecturer: Integral Calculus and Physics.

Sep-Dec 2010, University of Exeter. Visiting Scholar (English Literature Department).

August 2004 to June 2005, Universidad Iberoamericana, Lecturer: Laboratories of Physics and Introductory Physics for Engineers.

January 2002 to June 2004, Universidad Iberoamericana, Teaching Assistant at the department of Physics and Mathematics.

Research Interests

History and Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Cultural Studies, Cultural History, Modernist Literature and Comparative Literature.

I have preferences for the cultural studies, particularly in the relationship between science/technology and literature. The period in which I am interested the most is the beginning of the 20th Century.

My PhD dissertation outlines the strong interest that the authors James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann and Robert Musil, showed towards temporal and spatial concepts of main importance for the science and the technology of the beginning of the 20th century.


Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Joyce and the Spatio-Temporal Map of Ulysses. In Impure Cultures. Edited by Massimo Mazzotti and Giuliano Pancaldi. Bologna Studies in History of Science No 12, CIS Dipartamento di Filosofia, Università di Bologna, Bologna 2010.

Conferences, Presentations and Posters:

Universidad Iberoamericana: ‘History and Philosophy of Science’. February 2012. Mexico City.

Poster presented in: Progetti in mostra: I dottori di ricerca dell’Alma Mater. 28-29 May 2010. Spazio e Tempo: Fra Scienza e Letteratura. Best Poster Award. Bologna.

BSLS (The British Society for Literature and Science) Conference 2010. On Joyce, Simultaneity, View Points and Maps. April 2010. University of Northumbria, Newcastle.

Joint national seminar of history of science doctoral students. Organized by the PhD programmes of the Universities of Bari, Bologna, and Pisa. June 2008 and 2009. In Pisa and Bari respectively.

Linguistic competences

- Spanish: Mother tongue.
- English and Italian: Proficient user.
- German: Intermediate Level.