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Maria Jose Afanador

Maria Jose Afanador

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Biography

Fourth year PhD student at the University of Texas, Austin. She is currently pursuing her research on the role of discourses and cultural representations of the natural world and its relation with political economy, cartography and geopoltics in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Colombia. Her previous studies include a mayor in Political Science obtained in 2004, and another mayor in History obtained in 2005 at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá. Amongst her publications, are, “Nombrar y representar. Escritura y naturaleza en el Códice De la Cruz-Badiano, 1552.” In Fronteras de la Historia, vol. 16-1, Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, Bogotá, June 2011, and Naming and Picturing New World Nature. The Codice de la Cruz-Badiano (http://www.notevenpast.org/) May 2011, and “La obra de Jorge Tadeo Lozano: apuntes sobre la Ciencia Ilustrada y los inicios del proceso de Independencia", Historia Crítica (ISSN 0121-1617), Número: 34. Siglo XIX: sociedad, educación y poder, (2007), 8-31.

Interests

Natural history, the history of science, nineteenth century political and cultural history, the history of representations about nature, cartography, political economy and geopolitics
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