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Name: Dr. Mercedes Lopez Rodriguez
Campus: Columbia
College: Arts and Sciences
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Center/Institute: International and Area Studies, Walker Institute of
Position: Associate Professor of Spanish & Comparative Literature
Research Interests: representation of difference and the emergence of new cultural practices; conflict in Latin America; early colonial Christianization process; relationships among Christian and non-Christian indigenous, missionaries, and colonial authorities; Central Colombia; cultural changes; emergence of a racialized discourse about Colombian populations that marginalized and subordinated perceived “non-white” groups; how literature and visual arts represented mestizos; indigenous and black subjects; especially in 19th century costumbrista narratives
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