Doctor Honoris Causa of ENS de Lyon - October 11, 2012
Josefina Gómez Mendoza (born 1 June 1942) is a Spanish geographer, writer, and professor emerita.
Josefina Gómez Mendoza holds a licentiate in Philosophy and Literature from History Department at the Complutense University of Madrid (1974), as well as a Doctorate in Philosophy and Literature from the same university's History and Geography Department.
In 1978 she was assistant professor of geography by examination, and in 1979 she was an associate professor. In 1981 she won the access competition for the Geography Chair of Spain.
From 1985 to 2012 she was Professor of Regional Geographical Analysis at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
In addition to publishing several books, she has written for some media outlets, including the newspaper El País.
Awards and distinctions
Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Diego de Saavedra Fajardo Award for Geography, Economics, Sociology, and Literature
2011: Fernando González Bernáldez Distinction from the González Bernáldez Foundation
2009: Gold Medal for Merit at Work
2005: Doctor Honoris Causa of the Charles III University of Madrid
2002: Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise
1998: Gold Medal of the Autonomous University of Madrid
Los paisajes de Madrid: naturaleza y medio rural