Latin American History Seminar: Race, Nature and Progress in the Work of the Nineteenth-Century Colombian Thinker José María Samper

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Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Speaker: Andrea Cadelo, King’s College London

Andrea Cadelo graduated with a degree in Mass Communication (major) and Philosophy (minor) from the Universidad Javeriana (Colombia). She received her MA in Modern History at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain, and completed her PhD in History at the University of WarwickBesides her teaching experience in Colombia, she has taught at Warwick and King’s College London, where she currently is Research Fellow in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. Her research addresses conceptions of race in the Enlightenment, examining its construction in philosophy and natural history. It also deals with the so-called ‘Dispute of the New World’ and with Colombian intellectual history, specifically during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.