Maria Corredor Acosta

Graduate Student


I am a historian specializing in colonial and modern Latin America with a particular focus on maritime cultural landscapes during the Age of Revolution. My research employs interdisciplinary approaches that encompass geography, history, and archaeology to delve into the ways in which various communities shaped their understanding of the spaces they inhabited. I focus on the exploration of maritime communities in the production of knowledge. 

In my previous research endeavors, I delved into the case of a cacique mestizo (of mixed indigenous and Spanish heritage) to explore law and justice during the sixteenth century. I also contributed as a research assistant to projects that explored topics such as slavery and freedom during the 18th and 19th centuries, the intersection of women and medicine in the 18th century, the Spanish project in Darien during the 18th century, and the establishment of lighting and lighthouses within the maritime cultural landscapes of Colombia from the 19th to the 20th centuries. 

Since the spring of 2023, I have been engaged in a digital humanities project with the support of my advisor Ernesto Bassi, the Barnard College through the Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective (CDSC) and the Digital Humanities Co-Lab at Cornell. This project involves the development of a digital archive centered on the Caribbean Sea, named the "Atlantic Seascapes Project." 

I am a fellow of Latin American and the Caribbean Studies Program since May 2023.  


Corredor, María Paula. “Faros, boyas y balizas: la transformación de las ayudas a la navegación en Colombia (1876-1930).” Memorias, no. 49 (January 31, 2023): 11–41.

Corredor, María Paula. “Papeles, cartas y oficios: Documentos sobre historia de la comunicación en el Nuevo Reino de Granada (1570-1579)”. El Taller de la Historia. 13 (2021), 273-282. 

Corredor Acosta, María. “Entre el laberinto jurídico de la monarquía hispánica: El caso de un cacique del Nuevo Reino de Granada (1571-1578).,” April 7, 2017.