Dr. Álvaro Morcillo Laiz

Portrait Foto Dr. Álvaro Morcillo Laiz (Martina Sander-Blanck)
Martina Sander-Blanck


Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit


02/2020-08/2020 Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

05/2018-01/2020 Research Fellow, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

09/2017–06/2018 Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey

10/2016–06/2017 Visiting Scholar, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University

12/2015–06/2017 Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City

08/2009–11/2015 Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City

08/2008–07/2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, School of Social and Political Sciences

08/2006–08/2008 Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

11/1999–05/2007 PhD, Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt University. Title: Contentious Regions and Disorganized Federalism: The Impact of Territorial and Minority Interests on EU Decisions. Supervisor: Prof. Claus Offe

Selected Publications

"La gran dama: Science Patronage, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Mexican Social Sciences in the 1940s," Journal of Latin American Studies, First View, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X19000336

“Political Sociology and International Relations.” In Stephen Turner and William Outhwaite (eds.) Handbook of Political Sociology. London, SAGE, pp. 172-188, forthcoming in 2018.

“Rationality and International Domination: Revisiting Max Weber”, International Political Sociology, vol. 10 (2), June 2016, pp. 168-184, with Klaus Schlichte.

Max Weber en Iberoamérica: Nuevas interpretaciones, estudios empíricos y recepción. Mexico City, Fondo de Cultura Económica and CIDE. Collection of twenty-five essays by Wolfgang Schluchter, Miguel Ángel Centeno, Guenther Roth, Carlos de la Torre, and Michel Löwy, among others, 2016, co-edited with Eduardo Weisz.

“The Other Max Weber: The State, Legitimacy, and the Rationalisation of International Politics”, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 29 (3), 2015, pp. 1448-1466, with Klaus Schlichte.

“Unanimity, Consensus and Peripheral Parties as Determinants of EU Policy Coordination in Federal Member States”, Comparative European Politics, advance online publication, October 5, 2015; doi:10.1057/cep.2015.23.

“La modernidad sociológica. Crítica positiva a la interpretación de Max Weber por sus traductores republicanos”, Estudios Sociológicos, vol. XXXII, issue 96, septiembre 2014, pp. 767–818.