Paola Uparela Reyes


Undergraduate Institution

B.A. in Literature, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (2010)

Research Interests

Paola Uparela has been interested on the processes of  national  building  and  the problems  around  the  representation,  inclusion,  and  exclusion. She has found herself drawn to literature in convergence  with  not  only  sociological  and  ethical  problems,  but  with  anthropological and historical ones as well. In Colombia, she has worked in academic researches around ethnographic writing, and with Indigenous communities from all over the country who live in very remote areas.  She  see  the  possibility  to examine  the  colonial  grammar and  the ambiguities  and  paradoxes  of  modern  national identity formation making visible the colonial logic of national inclusion.