“Caribe autogestionado. Colaboración artística y transformación social en el Caribe insular”
I joined the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Department in 2018. Before I was FCT Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon (2014-2018) and researcher and teacher at the Department of Art History of the University of Granada (2009-2014).
In Granada I completed a BA in Art History (2007) another in History (2010) and two Masters Degrees, one specialized in Art History and Heritage and another on History and Archaeology. In 2013 I completed an international Ph.D. on contemporary art history with a dissertation entitled Continent of Insularities. Art and Context in the Caribbean at the Turn of the Millennium, for which I was awarded the distinction Cum Laude and an excellence award in 2017. This dissertation summarized the results of five years of research that included long term residencies in the United States, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom.
After completing my Ph.D. in June 2014, I joined the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas and the Instituto de História de Arte of the Universidade de Lisboa as FCT-funded Postdoctoral researcher. The research developed since then, without forgetting the Caribbean and Latin America, my main area of research, has focused on exploring how collaborative and curatorial creative practices deal with difference and reproduce and/or challenge coloniality. This research has resulted in articles published or currently under evaluation in journals such as Third Text, Cultural Dynamics, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Iberoamericana, Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Small Axe or Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. My stay in the University of Lisbon has been essential to complement my previous expertise in Latin American studies with a new focus on Portuguese and African cultures.