Ana Maria Otero-Cleves

Ana Maria Otero-Cleves

Dr, in Modern History (University of Oxford), MA History and Culture (University of York), BA Law (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

  • Lecturer in the History of Latin America, History

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Ana María Otero-Cleves is Lecturer in the History of Latin America at the University of York (UK). Born and raised in Colombia, she joined the University of York Department of History in 2023, having previously held the position of Associate Professor at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). Otero-Cleves specialises in the history of nineteenth-century Colombia and Latin America, with a particular interest in the history of consumption, global history, and legal culture. Her book Plebeian Consumers: Global Connections, Local Trade and Foreign Goods in Nineteenth-Century Colombia (forthcoming 2014, Cambridge University Press), was the winner of the Toynbee First Book Manuscript Workshop Competition (2022).

She is also an enthusiastic public historian and co-founder of the public history initiative Historias para lo que Viene (Histories for what’s to come).  Historias para lo que Viene is a collaborative project in which historians, public humanists, and communities affected by the Colombian armed conflict come together to aid the process of peacebuilding in Colombia, through public history workshops and other collective projects, including #ClasealaCalle. (@clasealacalle).