|Name:||Dr. Mercedes Lopez Rodriguez|
|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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