Maria Paula Molano Parrado

She is a Ph.D. student in Romance Studies at Duke University. Her research interests are Latin American Visual Culture, the so-called Nonhuman Turn outside the Global North, and multisensorial approaches to the image. Her work encircles the representation of nonhuman bodies in the context of armed violence and repression in Latin America. She is recently wondering how contemporary aesthetics of earth and water bodies might defy the scopic regime in which necropolitics operate in places such as Colombia, Brazil, and México.

She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Literature from Universidad de Los Andes. She has studied spectrality and post-anthropocentrism in Latin American fiction in authors such as Roberto Bolaño, Mariana Enriquez, and Samantha Schweblin. Additional to academic research, she is a photographer.

Photo credits: Laura Alvear Roa

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