Obed Frausto Gatica

Obed Frausto Gatica

Assistant Professor of Honors Humanities

Phone:765-285-0920

Room:BA 106


Education:

-PhD, Philosophy of Science; Social Studies of Science and Technology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
-Masters, Philosophy of Science; Social Studies of Science and Technology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
-Masters, Philosophy and Values, Universidad del País Vasco (University of the Basque Country)
-BA, Sociology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico)

Research Interest:

Dr. Obed Frausto has completed research fellowships at Harvard University in the United States, Cardiff University in Wales, and l’Université de Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis in Paris, France. In his doctoral dissertation, he worked at the National Library of France in Paris, France and at the National Library of Mexico in Mexico City. He employed historical and sociological methods to explain and describe the political and philosophical-scientific debates in Mexico and France in the 19th Century.  Dr. Frausto focuses on exploring issues related to the antecedents of philosophy of science and the interdisciplinarity of natural science and social science and how these issues influence political and social problems today.  His areas of specialization are sociology of science, sociology of knowledge, social theory, social studies of science and technology, French philosophy in XIX Century, Mexican philosophy in XIX Century, political philosophy, multiculturalism, and cultural diversity. Lately, he has been exploring the concept of democracy.  This research is leading to the publication of a collective book: The Weariness of Democracy (accepted in Palgrave-Macmillan), where he is a co-editor. Also, he has published 10 articles/chapters in specialized scholarly journals in French, Spanish, and English. 


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Inquiries in Global 189 6 1415 - 1615 T BA, room 117
Inquiries in Global 189 6 1530 - 1645 T R BA, room 117
Inquiries in the Anc 201 09 1200 - 1400 R BB, room 106
Inquiries in the Anc 201 09 1400 - 1515 T R BB, room 106