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I am a design history researcher and a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University, London, UK. My PhD (2009, KU) focused on late Victorian and Edwardian middle-class domestic interiors: Conflicting modernities? Arts and crafts and commercial influences in the decoration of the middle-class home 1890-1914. https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.493138

I trained as a historian at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia), where I worked from 1990 to 1996. My MA research dissertation (1997) from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia charted the history of the drawing room in Bogota in the nineteenth century: La Sala Domestica en Santa Fe de Bogotá, Siglo XIX. See articles: https://revistas.uniandes.edu.co/toc/histcrit/20 and https://revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/achsc/article/view/16682

My recent publications include:

‘Complex Interior Spaces in London, 1850–1930: Introduction’ (with F Fisher, V. Kelley, P. Sparke), in London Journal, special issue, Complex Interior Spaces in London, 1850–1930, Vol 45, Issue 2, 2020.

‘Locating Design Exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean’, in my co-edited Journal of Design History, special issue, Locating Design Exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean, Vol 32, Issue 1, 2019, London, OUP. Published online: 21 January 2019; epy048, https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epy048

‘Displaying Dreams: Model Interiors in the London Department Store, 1890-1914′ in my co-edited volume Architectures of Display: Department Stores and Modern Retail (Routledge 2017),

‘Republican Homes: Modern Flows in Domestic Architecture in Santa Fé de Bogotá, 1820-1900’ in my co-edited volume Flow: Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity (Routledge 2018).

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