Liliana Obregon

Liliana Obregon

Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar
Liliana Obregon

Project: The Colonial Question and the Birth of a Latin America in the History of International Law: Carlos Calvo (1824-1906) and Rafael Maria de Labra Cadrana (1840-1918)

Liliana Obregón is professor of law at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She has a degree in law from the same university, an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University (Bologna-Washington) and a doctoral (SJD) degree in law from Harvard University.  Obregón studies and writes on international legal history and historiography,  ideologies of historical narratives, global and transnational intellectual history, with a particular interest in peripheral histories, colonialism and forgotten actors and events of 19th and 20th century Americas and Europe.  A scholar whose research focuses on international legal history she seeks to address the ways in which historical narratives have intended or unintended normative outcomes.  She has published extensively in English and in Spanish, and has been invited to present and teach her work at universities in the Americas, Europe and Australia.

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