Ricardo Alonso Velasco Trujillo, Ph.D.
Andrew W. Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Post-Doctoral Fellow
College of Liberal Arts
The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020.
Major in Sociocultural Anthropology | Minor in Media Studies | Minor in Museum and Archival Studies
Graduate Portfolios in Cultural Studies, and Museum Studies.
Dissertation: Cultural Ecologies of Memory and Symbolic Reparation in Transitional Colombia: Practices of Memory by State and Civil Society Actors during the Post-Conflict Transition.
M.A. Social Documentation, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2014.
Thesis: After the Crossfire: Memories of Violence and Displacement. Documentary about the emergence and escalation of the armed conflict in Colombia’s north Pacific coast region.
M.A. Cultural Studies, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 2012.
Thesis: Audiovisual Mediations of Memory in the documentary “El Salado: the face of a massacre” produced by the Commission of Historical Memory of Colombia.
B.Mus. Composition and Production. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, 2007.
B.A (Complementary). Cinema Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 2005 – 2006.
Exchange Student, School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry.
Brown University International Advanced Research Institute Certificate JUNE 2017
Forced Population Displacement and the Making of the New World.
Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
Inclusive Classrooms Leadership Certificate for Excellence in Teaching. MAR 2017
The University of Texas at Austin. Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
Velasco, Ricardo. 2020. “Border Crossing Cultural Initiatives of Memory and Reconciliation Across the Colombian-Panamanian Border.” In Agency in Transnational Memory Politics, edited by Jenny Wüstenberg and Aline Sierp. New York: Berghahn Books.
Velasco, Ricardo. 2016. “Testimonial recollection and the Construction of Memory in the Documentary El Salado: Rostro de una Masacre of the Colombian Commission of Historical Memory.” Historamericana 37. Berlin: Latein Amerika Institut, Freie Universitat Berlin.
Victor Vich. 2015. “Poéticas del Duelo: Ensayos sobre Arte, Memoria y Violencia Política en el Perú.” Reviewed by Ricardo A. Velasco. Critical Reviews on Latin American Research 6(2) (2017). 19-21.
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
The University of Texas at Austin
Andrew W. Mellon Engaged Scholar Fellowship 06 /2018 – 08 /2021
Berta Caceres Human Rights Fellowship 06 /2018 – 08 /2018
Rapoport Center Human Rights Fellowship 05 /2017 – 08 /2017
Burton E. Grossman Excellence Fund in Latin American Studies 08 /2016 – 08 /2017
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Graduate Fellowship 08 /2015 – 08 /2017
College of Liberal Arts Fellowship 08 /2015 – 08 /2017
Evan Frankel Fellowship in the Humanities 08 /2015 – 08 /2016
University of California, Berkeley
Human Rights Center Human Rights Fellowship 05 /2013 – 05 /2014
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
LLILAS BENSON Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT) Summer Institute Scholarship.
Digital Methods for Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, University of Pennsylvania. 06/ 2018
University of Victoria, Canada, Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship.
Drupal for Digital Humanities Projects. 06/ 2018
University of Texas at Austin
Tinker Field Research Grant / Tinker Foundation. 06/ 2016
Rapoport Center for Human Rights Field Research Grant. 06/ 2016
SELECTED CONFERENCES & SUMMER INSTITUTES
University of Copenhagen. Memory Studies Association, Authors Workshop. DEC 14, 2017
“Transnational Memory Initiatives Across the Border Between Panama and Colombia”.
Kean University. Large Scale Violence and Its Aftermath Summer Institute.
“Cultural Initiatives of Memory and Reconciliation in Transitional Colombia”. JUNE 27, 2017
Talk and Screening of original testimonial documentary “After the Crossfire”. JUNE 28, 2017
Princeton University. Incomplete: The Unsaid and the Undone. OCT 21-22, 2016
“Documenting and negotiating audiovisual testimony with communities affected by violence”.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mnemonics 2016 Summer School. JUNE 2-5, 2016
“Audiovisual and activist research: collaborative documentary processes with communities displaced by violence on Colombia’s North Pacific Coast Region”
University of California, Berkeley. Human Rights Fellowship Conference. NOV 8, 2013
“After the Crossfire: Memories of Violence and Displacement among the Civil Population of the Northern Pacific Coast of Colombia”.
SELECTED PROFFESIONAL APPOINTMENTS
MEDIA SPECIALIST 06/2014 – 06/2015
The University of California Santa Cruz, Faculty of Engineering.
Video Supervisor – Apprenticeships in Sustainability Science & Engineering.
- Contributed to the success of National Science Foundation-funded project by tutoring and supervising students documenting sustainable engineering projects in Santa Cruz County, CA.