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McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
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Archaeology, Colonialism, Frontiers, Indigeneity, Race, Subaltern Studies, Material Culture, Spanish Empire in the Americas, British Caribbean, Ancient Mediterranean
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About Me

Beatriz Marín-Aguilera is a Renfrew Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Teaching Associate at the Centre of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge. She is a historical archaeologist with a background in history, with a focus on the material culture of colonialism and frontiers.

Driven by decolonial approaches, her research focuses on understanding human experiences during imperialism and colonial rule through the study of everyday things. Her aim is to get a better understanding of the intersections of race, ethnicity, societal hierarchies, and gender in the everyday life of marginalised and subaltern groups.

Her previous and current work ranges from the analysis of colonial encounters in the ancient Mediterranean and the study of Christian and Islamic imperialism in medieval and early modern Ethiopia, Morocco, and Spain, to the exploration of British and Spanish colonialism in the early modern Caribbean and in early modern Chile, respectively.

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Country Focus
Antigua and Barbuda, Chile, Ethiopia, Italy, Spain
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, Latin America, Mediterranean, Spain
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Material Culture, Race, Slavery