Jimena Lobo Guerrero Arenas (BA, MA, PhD) is a Senior Curator with responsibility for World Archaeology at MAA, and a member of the Digital Lab’s Steering Committee.
With a background in archaeology, anthropology and history, she specialises in the historical archaeology of the Americas and on the history and archaeology of colonialism with particular attention to Colombia. She is especially interested in Material Culture Studies and postcolonial theory to explore, analyze and interpret the interaction amongst indigenous people, Africans, and Europeans. More recently her research has focused on the study of metallurgy in the Americas during the colonial period and on Cultural Heritage and Museums. She has also worked in the pre-Columbian archaeology of Ecuador.
Before coming to Cambridge, she was Lecturer at the University of Caldas where she was also Curator of Archaeology at the Centro de Museos. She was Director of Casa del Alabado – Museum of pre-Columbian art in Ecuador where she led the curatorship for the Alabado’s permanent exhibition. She also worked at the Gold Museum in Colombia.
She has taught courses in Archaeological Theory, Historical Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Ethnoarchaeology.