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Territorial State Building through National Parks: The Colombian Story in Three Arcs

Friday, May 4, 2018// 4pm to 5:30pm // 3201 Hart Hall
When May 04, 2018
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
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Claudia Leal is an Associate Professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá in the Department of History. She holds a PhD in Geography from UC Berkeley. Her research is focused on the transition from slavery to freedom in the Pacific coast of Colombia. In her recent book, Landscapes of Freedom, Building a Postemancipation Society in the Rainforests of Western Colombia (University of Arizona Press, 2018), she discusses how environmental conditions and management affected the experience of freedom. Her interest is in the relationship between armed conflict and environments.

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