About the author

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Kristine Muñoz, Ph.D.
University of Iowa, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Kristine Muñoz is Professor of Spanish at the University of Iowa. She has published five books and 40 articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries in the areas of language, culture, and communication theory. Her ethnographic fieldwork in Colombia began with her Fulbright-funded dissertation in 1987 and is the basis for most of her subsequent research and teaching. She received a Fulbright Scholar grant to collaborate with colleagues in Medellín in Spring, 2021 on a study of teaching peace in schools across the city as part of the Havana peace accords.


Since 2016 her scholarship has included public digital humanities in projects that incorporate the storytelling spirit of ethnography with photography, video and greater emphasis on material culture. This website intends to share scholarship and teaching/learning resources about Colombia – particularly Medellín – beyond the boundaries of journal articles, conference presentations and the classrooms of the University of Iowa.