Lorena Campuzano Duque

Lorena Campuzano Duque is a doctoral candidate in History at Binghamton University. Her research examines ecological relationships and environmental change associated with the entrance of foreign gold mining companies during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in Antioquia, Colombia. Her research looks at how gold structured ecological relations in the region of Northeast Antioquia by analyzing gold mining’s signatures on the landscape, labor structures, and social arrangements. Second, Lorena’s project analyzes the social impact of mining in Northeast Antioquia and how the spatial signatures of gold mining affected daily lives and communities. Finally, her research historicizes the role of nature in mining, analyzing how unexpected conditions of this ecology such as anomalous climate, disease, types of soil, and geology affected and were affected by the industry.