Curatorial Research Fellow 2020
Maria Fernanda Boza Cuadros (PhD) is a Peruvian anthropological and historical archaeologist trained in Peru and the United States, where she has directed and collaborated in archaeological and bioarchaeological projects. She received her PhD from Syracuse University in 2019. She has published her research in peer-reviewed journals in Spanish and English, and presented in international conferences in the Americas and Asia. Her current research focuses on the maritime landscapes of Arequipa, southern Peru, specifically on the impact that colonialism, capitalism and technological modernity had on the region’s indigenous societies and human-ocean relations since the sixteenth century. Her book project, Bicentennial Islay, explores two hundred years of southern Peru’s largest port through archaeological, geographical, historical and ethnographic research. Maria Fernanda’s scholarship is guided by a commitment to the diffusion of the Andean past, community outreach, and a decolonial agenda.