About Karina S. Hincapié
Born in Caracas to Colombian parents, Karina Hincapié completed her BA at Universidad Central de Venezuela. Following her undergraduate studies, she was granted an Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarship to pursue a joint MA degree in Cultural Narratives from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland) and Université de Perpignan (France), from which she graduated with honours. Currently, she is a Spanish PhD candidate at the University of Calgary and a Teaching Assistant. Extremely passionate about empowering vulnerable populations and fighting for minorities rights, she identifies as part of the Latinx community in the city and has served as a Research Fellow at the Language Research Centre, where she collaborated in a Digital Storytelling Project that sought to empower immigrant communities in Calgary, and break down barriers between academia and the public. She’s also part of multiple committees at the Graduate Student Association (UofC) including the Labor Relations Committee and the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Narrating Ourselves from the City seeks to create a safe space to discuss life experiences and barriers that visible racialized minorities and gender diverse populations have encountered in various contexts in Calgary.
Hincapié’s academic research is on the use of Affect Theories as a mechanism of reflection around vulnerability and belonging, with a special interest in female agency and racialized identities.
Esker Foundation is currently hosting PhD candidate and Public Humanities Fellow, Karina Hincapié in partnership with The Calgary Institute for theHumanities, University of Calgary. Hincapié’s research with Esker is focused on decolonizing gallery spaces through the creative, community centered project, Narrating Ourselves from the City in collaboration with local youth.