Camila works as a lecturer at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research interests include a variety of topics in the sociology of culture, art-science, environmental sustainability and arts education. Currently, she is working on a research project to identify trends in art-science collaborations, and its connection to environmental sustainability.
Camila graduated magna cum laude from Alberto Hurtado University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. During the last year of her studies, she was awarded a grant to execute the research for her bachelor thesis, under a research project funded by the Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT). After this five-year bachelor programme, she worked as a research assistant in several research projects funded by the main Chilean organisations for scientific research. These seven years of research experience included working on interdisciplinary research teams from different universities in Chile. In these research projects, she mainly studied issues that addressed social stratification and inequality, cultural participation and consumption, and urbanisation and the production of public spaces. She also carried out commissioned research projects on cultural consumption and children’s programming for the Municipal Theatre of Santiago.
In 2016, Camila was awarded the highly competitive scholarship ‘Becas Chile’ (CONICYT) to undertake the Research Master 'Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts' programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her thesis analysed cross-national cultural consumption and epistemological issues in the sociology of culture. During her Research Master, Camila did a research internship at the Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (Landelijk Kennisinstituut Cultuureducatie en Amateurkunst, LKCA), carrying out the research project: "Mapping arts education research in Latin America and the Caribbean", with the supervision of Dr. Teunis IJdens. This research project is part of the international comparative project Monitoring National Arts Education Systems (MONAES), conducted by LKCA in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair Arts and Culture in Education at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). The collaboration with this project has led to three publications to date, in two handbooks of arts education.