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Maria Estrada Fuentes

About me

I am a Warwick graduate and a former Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study (2016-2017). I completed my undergraduate degree in Art History and Theory (Hons) at Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia (2002-2007) and my MA studies (Master of Arts in International Performance Research—MAIPR. Distinction) at the University of Warwick and the University of Tampere, Finland (jointly awarded degree. 2009-2010). My MA was funded by the European Commission and for my PhD research I was awarded the Chancellor's International Scholarship.

My research interests are conflict transformation, peace-building, applied theatre, politics and performance. I have worked with government institutions and NGOs implementing theatre, dance and performance practice in the social reintegration of ex-combatants in Colombia. My publications include 'Affective Labors: Love, Care, Solidarity in the Social Reintegration of Female Ex-combatants in Colombia’ (in ‘Leveraging Justice’ a special issue for Lateral, online journal of the American Cultural Studies Association. Co-edited with Professor Janelle Reinelt, 2016); ‘Performing Bogotá: Memories of an Urban Bombing’ (in Performing Cities, ed. Nicolas Whybrow, 2014); and ‘Becoming Citizens: Loss and Desire in the Social Reintegration of Ex-combatants in Colombia’ (in Gendered Citizenship: Manifestations and Performance, eds. Bishnupriya Dutt, Janelle Reinelt and Shrinkhla Sahai, 2017).


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