Luisa Arrieta

Office Hours, Spring 2019: Tu 12 – 2pm; by appointment Luisa Arrieta Profile
Office:
 Wood Hall 212
Email: luisa.arrieta@uconn.edu 

Advisor: Mark Healey

Fields: Latin American and Caribbean History

Research Interests:  Cultural Nationalism and Citizenship; Museums and Visual Narratives; African Diaspora; Popular Culture; Human Rights in the Americas.

 

B.A. History, Universidad de Cartagena, 2012
M.A. History, University of Connecticut, 2017

 

Luisa Fernanda Arrieta is a doctoral student in Latin American and Caribbean History with a focuses on late 19th and early 20th century. She also pursues a certificate in Human Rights. Luisa’s research focuses on national museums -and their visual narratives- as stages for the performative embodiment of the state and as tools for the construction of national identities. She was drawn to museums as a result of her undergraduate studies and volunteer work with UNESCO’s cultural heritage program in her home country of Colombia. In summer 2018, Luisa was awarded a fellowship at the Smithsonian Latino Center program for Museum Studies. As part of the project Latinos in the 21 century: A digital experience for all, she assisted in developing audience engagement strategies and an installation for the first Latino Gallery at the National Museum of American History. Next summer, she would be a fellow at the Humanities Without Walls Workshop hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Selected Presentations

2018 Struggles to Appear: Blackness and Nation-building in Columbia’s National Museum, 1880-1886. Conference: Black Image in 19th Century Latin America. Pre-LASA workshop.

2018 Painting the Ideal Citizen: Blackness and Nation-building in Colombia’s National Museum, 1880-1886. Conference: Visualizing Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean (16th-19th centuries) Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London.

2017 A Museum of Regeneration: Nation and Visual Culture in Colombia, 1880-1886. Department of History Graduate Students Conference, University of Connecticut.

 

Selected Awards, Honors, and Grants

Smithsonian Latino Center

Summer 2018 Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program Fellowship

 

College of Liberal Sciences, University of Connecticut

Fall 2018 The Getulio P. Carvalho Pre-doctoral Fellowship for U.S.-Brazilian Relations

 

College of Liberal Sciences, University of Connecticut

Fall 2017 The Getulio P. Carvalho Pre-doctoral Fellowship for U.S.-Brazilian Relations

 

Other Institutions

Spring 2016 Tinker Foundation Graduate Field Research Grant. Project: A Museum of Regeneration: Nation and Visual Culture in Colombia, 1880-1886.

2009 Award Best Heritage Experience granted to Vigías del Patrimonio. Ministerio de Cultura.

2000 Award CAB SOMOS PATRIMONIO to a Government Program. Convenio Andres Bello-UNESCO.