Carolina Osorio Gil

M.S./Ph.D. Candidate, Development Sociology

Born in Bogotá, Colombia and a long-time Ithaca resident, Carolina Osorio Gil completed her BA in Cognitive Psychology from Cornell University (2002) and an MA in Early Childhood Teaching and Curriculum with a concentration in Gifted Learning from Columbia University Teachers College (2010). She is an actress, director, chef, and community organizer and is the founder and former director of CULTURA Ithaca, a Latinx cultural organization in Ithaca, NY.

Carolina's general research focus is on transnational Indigenous alliances across the Americas through transnational interdisciplinary story-based collaborative arts and culture interventions. Currently, Carolina is working on a transnational multidisciplinary project called Aguakinesis, which centers around water and Indigenous knowledges. This is a collaboration between individuals from the Seneca Nation (Haudenosaunee Confederacy) located in what is known as NY state; academics and artists from Cornell and Ithaca; as well as academics and community members in Tuxtla, Chiapas, Mexico; and Santa Marta, Colombia. The exhibition for the project is currently being shown in Santa Marta and will open in Ithaca in October 2018.

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  • AguaKinesis - a transnational, multi-disciplinary process on water and indigenous knowledge
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