Camila works as a lecturer at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research interests include heritage and decolonisation, cultural sociology, and arts education. Currently, she is working on a research project that investigates decolonial approaches to cultural heritage in Latin America and Europe. She is also co-editing the volume ‘Negotiating Decolonisation in Latin America: Colonial Heritage, Conflict, and Contestation’ with Rodrigo Christofoletti and Naomi Oosterman.
In Chile, Camila worked as a research assistant in several research projects focusing on issues concerning heritage processes, social stratification and inequality, cultural participation and consumption, and urbanisation and the production of public spaces. She also interned at the National Monument Council (CMN, Chile), studying the processes involved in declaring heritage sites in Santiago. In the Netherlands, she has completed a research internship at the Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA, the Netherlands) studying arts education research in Latin America, resulting in the publications ‘Mapping arts education research in Latin America and the Caribbean’ and ‘Arts education and decolonisation: challenges and opportunities for cultural sustainability in the context of migration’.
Camila has vast experience teaching in universities in Chile (between 2009 and 2011) and the Netherlands (from 2018 to the present). At Erasmus University, she teaches in several bachelor and pre-master courses on theory and methods, and supervises bachelor and master theses. She obtained the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) in 2020.
Camila graduated magna cum laude from her bachelor in Sociology at Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago de Chile (2009). She completed the Research Master 'Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts' at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands (2016), after being awarded the highly competitive scholarship ‘Becas Chile’, by CONICYT.