Jimena Perry, Ph.D.

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Jimena Perry is a Latin American Scholar specialized in Colombia. She earned a BS in Anthropology from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research areas are violence, museums, and memory. She brings these three bodies of scholarship together to understand which remembrances individuals and communities’ privilege to pass on to future generations or to forget. Jimena is also a public historian and is the Project Manager of Explorers of the International Federation for Public History since 2018. She has also been a curator, a college instructor and currently teaches Latin American History in the History Department at Iona College. She has published “Official Memories of Violence at the National Museum of Colombia, 1980-2000: Cocktails, Art or Social Criticism?” A Contracorriente: Una revista de estudios latinoamericanos. North Carolina State University. Vol. 18 No. 1 (2020): Fall 2020, “Are there any Indians left in Colombia? The indigenista movement from 1940 to 1950.” Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana, AIBR. Vol. 11, No, 3 September – December 2016. Pp. 363 – 381, and Caminos de la antropología e Colombia: Gregorio Hernández de Alba. University of Los Andes. Center of Sociocultural and International Studies. Bogotá, 2006. Find her at twitter: @jimenaperry

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