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Maria Fernanda Escallon
Doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University
Graduate Voice & Influence Program Fellow 2014-2015

Maria Fernanda Escallón is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology. Maria holds a BA in anthropology and an MA in archaeology from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. Before attending Stanford, she worked in sustainable development and heritage policy making for nongovernmental organizations and Colombian public entities such as the Ministry and the Secretary of Culture.

Maria’s work examines the consequences of heritage declarations and draws attention to the political and economic marginalization of minority groups that occur as a result of recognition.