Research Interests: Global history, history of colonialism and capitalism. Animal studies, natural history, biology, and environmental history. Anthropology and ethnography. History of Latin America and the Global South.
After Angélica completed her B.A. in Communication Studies, she worked as a journalist and head newspaper editor. In 2012, after receiving her M.A. in Social Anthropology, she worked in Mexico on various interdisciplinary projects with historians and anthropologists. Angélica’s dissertation Transmodern Bees in the Tropics: Honey Production and Beekeeping on the Caribbean Frontier is focused on the history of the relocation of the Apis Mellifera to the Americas and the displacement of “native” bees, such as Melipona Beecheeii. It focuses on the commonalities, connections, and differences between three locations that were crucial for the development of apiculture in the tropics: Florida, Cuba, and the Yucatan Peninsula. In her dissertation, Angélica emphasizes geopolitics, the changing borderlands in the history of colonialism and capitalism in the Americas, and the role of bees and beekeepers in these processes.
“Transmodern Bees in the Tropics: Mapping Honey Production in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean,” Latin America As Laboratory Workshop, Harvard University. 2019
“Abejas modernas: la reconfiguración del paisaje y la ciencia en México del siglo XX,” panel Conexiones transnacionales de la ciencia mexicana. XV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México, October, Guadalajara, México: Universidad de Guadalajara. 2018
“Honeybee Networks. Beekeeping in the Twentieth Century: The Cuban case.” Building Bridges Beyond Disciplines, Graduate Students Researching in Cuba, May, New Haven, Connecticut, United States: Yale University. 2018
“Developing Bees: Capitalism, Environment, and Science in the History of Beekeeping.” Workshop Unusual Cures, History of Science Department, February, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Harvard University. 2018
BA., Communication Studies with Concentration in Socio-Cultural Research, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Mexico (ITESO)
MA., Social Anthropology, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico (UADY)
MA., History, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)