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Actualizado: 24 de octubre de 2023

Aurora Vergara Figueroa is a Sociologist from the Universidad del Valle and PhD in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Winner of the Martin Diskin Award from LASA in 2014 (Latin American Studies Association) for a doctoral dissertation that integrates activism and rigorous knowledge production. Non-Resident Fellow of the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute Harvard University

Specialist in Diaspora Studies and Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She was Director of the Center for Afrodiasporic Studies (CEAF) between 2013 and 2022, and professor of the Department of Social Studies at Icesi University between 2012 and 2022.

She is an anthologist, compiler and author of books such asDemando mi libertad. Black Women and their strategies of resistance in New Granada, Venezuela and Cuba, 1700-1800(2018, Editorial Universidad Icesi);Afro-descendant Resistance to Deracination in Colombia. Massacre at Bellavista-Bojayá-Chocó(2017, Palgrave Macmillan),Decolonizing worlds: contributions of black and black intellectuals to Colombian social thought(2017, CLACSO).

Nominated as one of the 20 best leaders in Colombia by Semana magazine and the Leadership and Democracy Foundation in 2016.

The Minister