My name is Mariajosé Afanador-Llach. I'm a historian and research the history of the intersections between political economy, knowledge production and state administration during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century in the viceroyalty of New Granada--contemporary Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panamá. I'm a PhD candidate in History at the University of Texas at Austin, where I also completed my MA degree in history. Currently I work as a teaching assisstant for the class "The History of the Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century" taught by professor Bruce Hunt. Here you can find information about my current project of digital humanties called "Mapping Nature in New Granada", among other things.