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Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Cynthia Radding

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Curriculum Vitae


B.A. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2014
Education Abroad Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013-2014
M.A. San Francisco State University, 2018
M.A. Thesis: “Cataloging the Nation: Explorations and the Incorporation of North Patagonia into the Chilean National Ordering, 1856-1902”

Research Interests

My research focuses on indigenous communities in colonial Chiloé. I am interested in understanding the dynamics of colonial corporate community formation and reproduction beyond discrete ethnic lines in this borderland region. Thus, I am interested in processes of ethnogenesis and community formation that were structured along tributary, geographic, occupational, and foral/customary lines.

My dissertation, tentatively titled Archipelagos of History: Communal Indigenous Mobilization in Late Colonial Chiloé, 1700-1800, analyzes the phenomenon of increased and sustained collective activity and mobilization by part of Indigenous communities throughout the eighteenth century in Chiloé. My historiographical contribution lies in looking back at these forms of collective action in order to understand the political, economic, cultural, and environmental bases that underpinned the viability of corporate indigenous communities in late colonial Chiloé.

I incorporate GIS methods as a central part of my research. I am interested in working with, and teaching, GIS exclusively using open-source datasets and software.