CARBAJO USANO, MATILDE
Matilde Carbajo obtained a bachelor in Archaeology at the University Complutense of Madrid and a bachelor in Cultural Anthropology at Lumière Lyon 2 University. She is currently doing her PhD at the Pompeu Fabra University, as part of the Colonialism, Gender and Materialities (CGyM) research group. Her research project is entitled: “Ailment and remedy: continuity and change in healing practices and public health in the Mariana Islands (Western Pacific) (900AD – 1898AD)”.
She is interested in exploring the nature/culture dichotomy and (1) how western colonists exported and imposed this dichotomy through colonial strategies, (2) how this dichotomy is perpetuated today, including in our perception of cultural and natural heritage, and (3) how this perception constitutes the basis for our identity formation.