Catalina Muñoz is Associate Professor of History at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Her work focuses on the history of state formation, citizenship, and cultural politics in twentieth-century Colombia, as well as on the public uses of history around contentious issues of the present.
In the context of the 2016 peace accords in Colombia, she co-founded Historias para lo que viene, a public history project that has implemented programs to enrich the public debate about peace in Colombia from a historical perspective. Her public history research and practice examine the relevance of historical thinking and longue durée analysis to transitional justice: How has historical thinking intervened in different transitional scenarios? What has worked, what hasn’t, and why? How can academic history be articulated with victims’ mobilization to build just societies after pasts of atrocity? In her teaching, she endeavours to articulate academic critical thinking with civic engagement.