Andrés Bustamante

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
el Colegio de Mexico
Project Title: 
Excavating Mexico: Land, Law, and the Making of Archaeological Patrimony

Andrés Bustamante Agudelo is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at Yale University. His research focuses on the cultural politics of pre-Columbian art and archaeology in post-Independence Mexico and indigenous histories of the Americas. His dissertation project is a legal history of archaeology in Mexico that examines the intertwined legacies of archaeological excavations, resource extraction, and agrarian reform. Andrés graduated with a B.A. in History from Yale College and received an M.Phil. in Archaeology and History of Art from the University of Cambridge where he was a Paul Mellon Fellow at Clare College. He has curatorial experience at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. At Yale, he is a graduate affiliate of Berkeley College and a former co-coordinator of the CLAIS Latin American History Speaker Series and the Latin American Studies Working Group.