Laura Correa Ochoa
Laura Correa Ochoa is a PhD Candidate in Latin American and Caribbean History at Harvard University. Her dissertation is tentatively titled “Forging Popular Solidarities: Race, Citizenship and Black and Indigenous Mobilization in Colombia, 1930-1993.” It studies the entangled histories of black and indigenous political mobilization in Colombia during the 20th-century, which have been traditionally analyzed in isolation. Her project evaluates how ideas of race, national belonging and political mobilization have shaped the kinds of claims each group could make, the repertoires and strategies they deployed and the possibilities for cross-racial solidarity. She edited a special issue of Transition magazine titled, “Afro-Latin America Rising” (2019) in English, Spanish and Portuguese, which explores the recent and contemporary struggles of black Latin Americans for racial justice and equal citizenship. Laura holds Honours BA in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto (2013) and her research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Afro-Latin American Research Institute and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, among others.