My name is Catalina Ararat-Ospina and I am from Cali, Colombia. I am a PhD student in the Department of History. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Icesi University. My area of interest is Latin American History. Particularly, I am interested in entrepreneurs from a historical perspective. For my eventual PhD thesis, I would like to study how entrepreneurs in Colombia built a self-image of upper class identity and then, compare it to other cases in the region. In other words, I am interested in understanding how entrepreneurs created a social identity through specific social practices that contributed to the consolidation of differences between their social group and the middle and lower classes.

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