Claudia Leal (NHC Fellow, 2018–19)
National Parks in Colombia: A History of Territorial State Building, 1940-2010
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Fellowship Work Summary, 2018–19
Claudia Leal drafted three chapters and parts of two others for her work in progress National Parks in Colombia: A History of Territorial State Building. The first was published as “Un tesoro reservado para la ciencia. El inusual comienzo de la conservación de la naturaleza en Colombia (décadas de 1940 y 1950)” in Historia Crítica. She published “National Parks in Colombia” for The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History and revised the translation of her books Landscapes of Freedom, Building a Postemancipation Society in the Forests of Western Colombia, which will be published in Spanish in 2020 as Paisajes de Libertad by Ediciones Uniandes in Bogotá.