Catalina Ararat Ospina

Catalina Ararat Ospina



B.A., Political Science, Icesi University, Colombia

Year Matriculated into Graduate Program


Graduate Field

Latin American History


My area of interest is Latin American History. Particularly, I am interested in entrepreneurs from a historical perspective. For my dissertation, I will study how entrepreneurs in Colombia built a self-image of upper class identity and then, compare it to other cases in the region. In other words, I am interested in understanding how entrepreneurs created a social identity through specific social practices that contributed to the consolidation of differences between their social group and the middle and lower classes.

Dissertation and Advisor

Advisor: Edward (Ted) Beatty