I am a doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame, where I study Indigenous and Black Royalism during Colombia’s independence process. I focus on understanding the reasons to fight against the republic, and the lasting consequences faced by inhabitants of royalist bastions through the consolidation of the Republic. The exclusion of these territories from the national foundational myth contributed to abandonment and neglectfulness through the 19th century, and I hope my work will help explain this phenomenon. I am originally from Santander, Colombia and received my B.A. in History from Hillsdale College, in Michigan. Growing up in Colombia made me aware of the economic disparity and strict social distinctions that shape every interaction in the country. The roots of these constructions intrigue me, especially as they pertain my main research interest and show Colombia’s uniqueness for studying this topic when compared to other neighboring countries.
Racial and Religious Self-Governance in the Spanish Atlantic World with Historian Karen Graubart
Mar 14, 2023
Interviewed by Kellogg PhD Fellows Aitor Valdesogo and Juan Vargas, historian Karen Graubart, who is a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow, introduces her recently published book, "Republics of Difference: Religious and Racial Self-Governance in the Spanish Atlantic World" (Oxford University Press, 2022). The result of more than 15 years of research, this book explores the mechanisms of self-governance that racialized and/or non-Christian communities put into practice in 15th-century Seville and 16th-17th century Lima.
Kellogg Institute Announces New Podcast Series
Feb 21, 2023
As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has found another new way to disseminate information on the research of its scholars: podcasting.