Field: Latin America; Advisor: Pizzigoni; Year: 2022
Ana Laura Zuñiga Loreta (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in Latin American history at Columbia. Her current research focuses on the concepts of time and space developed in colonial Mexico, particularly the visual representations created by Nahuas peoples through cartography. She is also interested in the history of women in ancient and colonial Mexico, the history of indigenous education, and studying the Nahuatl language.
Before coming to Columbia, Ana received a B.Sc. in Physics from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a M.A. in International History from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). She participated in the Tlaxcala Codex Seminar and co-founded the History of Women in Ancient Mexico Seminar at UNAM. Between 2017 and 2020, Ana was an Assistant Professor at UNAM, where she taught Elementary Physics, Electromagnetism, and Quantum Mechanics.