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Dr. Paola A. Revilla

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Paola A. Revilla

Bolivian Catholic University of "San Pablo" (UCB-SP)
Department of Culture
14 de Septiembre Av. # 2. La Paz 4807. Bolivia
Phone: +591 75791971
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Research

My reflection is nourished by recent academic work departing from social and labor history approaches, as well as from legal history and from the history of ideas. For several years I have been studying different regimes of enslavement and of other forms of servitude in Ibero-America between the 16th and 19th centuries. I am particulary interested in the study of asymmetric dependency relationships and in the of the synchronous and diachronic uses of grammars of dependency to refer to one or another labor reality. My research gives particular emphasis to the analysis of the experience of captive population in colonial cities, more specifically of African and Chiriguano Indians from the Low Lands of Charcas, current Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Education

  • 2012–2017       Ph.D. in History. University of Chile / School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, France
  • 2011                 Diploma in Higher Education. Autonomous University Tomás Frías. Potosí, Bolivia
  • 2007–2011       Master in History. Mention History of America. Postgraduate School University of Chile, Chile
  • 2006–2007       Master in arts. Faculty of Letters. University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2000–2005       Licence ès Lettres. Faculty of Letters. University of Geneva, Switzerland

Academic Position

  • 2019                Teacher at the University of San Pablo. La Paz, Bolivia
  • 2016                Teacher at the Department of History at the San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca University. Sucre, Bolivia
  • 2009–2010      Teacher at the Department of History at the San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca University. Sucre, Bolivia

Additional academic activities

  • 2017–2019       President of the Bolivian Studies Association (AEB)
  • 2017–2018       Member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • 2015–2018       Member of the Laboratory: UMR Mondes Américains-CRBC/EHESS, Paris, France
  • 2014–2019       Member of the Bolivian Society of History
  • 2013–2016       Senior Editor of the Bolivia section in the Dictionary of Caribbean an Afro-Latin American Biography.
                             Henry Louis Gates, Jr. y Franklin W. Knight (eds). Oxford University Press
  • 2012–2019       Member of the Colonial History Laboratory of the Pontifical Catholic University of  Chile, Chile

Selected Publications

  • Padre, já não toleramos seus abusos: gestões afro-indígenas para libertar um escravo (Charcas, século XVIII). Translation of Alexandre Belmonte and Leonardo B. P. Da Costa. In: Alexandre Belmonte, Christine Hünefeldt (eds.): Asminaseocotidianodomineral. Experiênciashumanascoloniais. Río de Janeiro 2018, pp. 139–161.
  • No tengo derecho a dejarme anclar: Libertos en la representación social de su libertad (La Plata, Charcas 1540-1630). In: María Elisa Fernández, Víctor Brangier (eds.): Historia Cultural hoy. 13 entradas desde América Latina. Rosario 2018, pp. 249–270.
  • Manuel de la Cruz dice ser casi negro y no indio”: Estrategias de negociación identitaria de la población afrodescendiente ante la justicia charqueña (siglos XVII-XVIII). In: María Verónica Secreto, Flávio dos Santos Gomes (eds.): Territórios ao Sul: escravidao, escritas e fronteiras coloniais e pós-coloniais na América. Río de Janeiro 2017, pp. 95–114.
  • ¡Morir antes que esclavos vivir!: República libertaria y esclavitud en Bolivia decimonónica. In: Nicholas Robins, Rosario Barahona (eds.): Mitos Expuestos: falsas leyendas de Bolivia. Cochabamba 2014, pp. 219–245.
  • Viajes, viajeros y situación de servidumbre: tránsitos y experiencias entre Charcas Bolivia y Europa, siglos XVI-XIX. In: Piedra de Agua 5, no 22, October-December (2017), pp. 42–47.
  • Yo hijo mío, haré cuanto pueda por vos...De esclavos que deciden no estar a la merced de sus amos (Charcas, siglo XVIII). In: Historia y Cultura. The Bolivian Society of History’s Journal, no 38-39 (2015), pp. 85–103.
  • De coronaciones y otras memorias: Afrobolivianos y Estado Plurinacional. In: T’inkazos. Revista Boliviana de Ciencias Sociales, vol. 17, no 36 (2014), pp. 121–131.
  • Chiriguano, ni tan propio ni tan ajeno: Dinámicas de negociación identitaria entre Charcas y el pie de monte surandino (siglos XVI-XVIII). In: Surandino Monográfico. Revista del Programa de Historia de América Latina. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, vol. 3, no 2 (2013), pp. 34–47.
  • Manuel de la Cruz dice ser casi negro y no indio. Estrategias de negociación identitaria de la población afrodescendiente ante la justicia charqueña (siglos XVII-XVIII). In: Marcela Inch (ed.): Anuario de la Sociedad Boliviana de Historia del Derecho, vol. 1, no 1. Sucre 2013, pp. 233–252.
  • Ni yo ni mis compañeros hemos venido presos, sino espontáneamente a presentarnos y vindicarnos. Móviles y sentidos marginados de la más que bicentenaria lucha por la libertad en Charcas. In: Anuario de Estudios Bolivianos, Archivísticos y Bibliográficos, no. 16 (2010), pp. 587–594.
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