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Biography: Karime Castillo Cardenas

Karime Castillo Cardenas
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Karime Castillo Cardenas

Karime Castillo‘s research is based on a multidisciplinary approach which incorporates archaeology, history, ethnography, with materials science principles and methods. She has a primary interest in Mexican Historical Archaeology and Colonial Material Culture. Karime has focused her research in glass on contextualizing the transfer and development of glass technology and production in Colonial Mexico within the global interactions that emerged in the Early Modern Period. Additionally she is interested in investigating how colonial glass production was influenced by interregional and transoceanic exchange.

Castillo is currently a PhD candidate at the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. She began her studies in archaeological glass as part of her master's degree from University College, London. Her M.A. dissertation “Post-Medieval Pharmaceutical Glass from London: A Chronological Typology” earned her the Postgraduate Dissertation Prize given by the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology. She has published and presented papers in Mexico and abroad on ethnoarchaeology, material culture of New Spain and historical archaeology of Mexico. She earned a second master's degree in Archaeology from UCLA and a BA in Archaeology from Universidad de las Americas in Puebla Mexico. 

During her David Whitehouse Research Residency for Scholars in June 2020, she will investigate the history of glass production in New Spain.