I am a Venezuelan anthropologist that found a home away from home with historians in the U.S.
I live in Santa Barbara , CA. where I am doing my PhD in History at UCSB. My research focuses in Spanish-America between the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries. This has led me to very interesting paths and I am currently studying funerary rituals and the materiality of death in early-colonial Venezuela through the lens of religious confraternities. You can find some of my papers and publications in my portfolio
My interests are very wide, from historical research to museum work and digital humanities, which might explain why I like to stay busy and participate in collaborative projects! Currently, I am working as research assistant in the making of a digital platform for archival preservation along with Prof. Juan Cobo Betancourt and the non-profit Neogranadina. I am also doing an internship at the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library, helping in the appraisal and processing of historical records from this institution.
When I am not working or at school, I love traveling, either for pleasure or research, going to museums, making collages, taking care of my plants and cooking.
I created this blog to share some of my work, my reflections about the different themes I am passionate about, and my experience as an immigrant, traveler, woman, academic, explorer. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to reading your comments.