Ana María Bidegain
Dr. Ana María Bidegain was born in Uruguay. She earned her Ph.D.at the Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium. She developed her academic career in Colombia, where she lived and taught for more than 20 years. Dr. Bidegain founded the History Department at the University of Los Andes and opened the field of Religious Studies at the National University of Colombia. In the 2003-2004 biennium, she directed the Social Sciences Research Center of the National University of Colombia. Prior to joining us here at Florida International University, Dr. Bidegain was a Visiting Professor at Harvard’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program.
Dr. Bidegain’s main research themes revolve around Religion, Society, and Politics in Latin American History, on which she has published extensively. She teaches courses on World Christianity, Immigration and Religion, Women and Religion, Latin American Liberation movements. She has participated in many academic and international research teams in South America, Europe, and the U.S. Currently, she is part of a team editor for The Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity, Volumen VI on Latin America and the Caribbean.