Bio

Curriculum Vitae

I am an historian of modern Latin America, and the author of books and essays on race-ethnicity, class, regional, and state formation in the Andes since the late eighteenth century, with a particular focus on indigenous political culture, consciousness, and mobilization. I have been an Associate Professor of History and Political Science at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá) and a postdoctoral fellow at New York University's Tamiment Library. At NYU, I won prizes for teaching and for my doctoral dissertation, entitled Reverberations of Insurgency: Indian Communities, the Federal War of 1899, and the Regeneration of Bolivia, which I am revising for publication. I am working on a second project entitled Atlantic Borderlands: Colonialism and Sovereignty in the Guajira and the Darién, 1727-1831. With Lina Britto, I am the co-author and co-producer of a 2012 documentary, Espíritus Guerreros (HD, 35 mins, Universidad de los Andes) about indigenous historical memory of relations between Europeans and Wayúu clan leaders in the Guajira.