Etnicidad género y educación superior. Trayectorias de dos mujeres arhuacas en Colombia Academic Article


  • Two main questions are addressed in this text: how have these indigenous feminine leaders faced cultural restrictions to meet the demands of public life? How have they created a diverse amalgam of capital and knowledge as part of their leadership? The main theoretical elements used in this work are: the sociological perspective and field theory of Bourdieu, studies on intersectionality by Lorde (1984) and Pratt-Clarke (2010), the studies on higher education of Gil (2005), Choque (2015) and Mato (2015), and finally, the feminine leadership studies of Lumby and Coleman (2007). Our methodological approach is the reconstruction of two scholarly and professional personal trajectories from an intersectional perspective.

publication date

  • 2016/1/1


  • 70


  • Colombia
  • education
  • ethnicity
  • field theory
  • gender
  • intersectionality
  • leader
  • leadership
  • reconstruction

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1405-1435

number of pages

  • 12

start page

  • 177

end page

  • 198