Gabriela Oré Menéndez

Investigación en Análisis Geoespacial y Sensorial Remoto, Humanidades Digitales, Antropología y Arqueología Marica y los Andes Peruanos

Research in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Analysis, Digital Humanities, Queer Anthropology and Archaeology and the Peruvian Andes

Gabriela holds a B.A. in Humanities, a professional title in Archaeology, and an M.A. in Andean Studies from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She holds an M.A. in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University, where she is currently a Ph.D. Candidate. She will submit her dissertation “Legacies of Colonial Dislocation: Resettlement, Agricultural Deintensification, and Infrastructural Reclamation in Huarochirí, Peru” by May 2022. Her area of research, focused on understanding past landscapes and their transformation and reclamation by local communities in the face of more extensive social changes.

Gabriela’s experience in Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities offers a unique perspective on the application of digital initiatives for social sciences and spatial analysis’ research and outreach. Gabriela’s stronghold on creative thinking to digital innovations offers an invaluable take on research areas like the humanities, social sciences, spatial analysis, remote sensing and image interpretation, and machine learning. During her time at Vanderbilt, she has integrated the Digital and Spatial Humanities as a core part of her scholarship. She has served as the graduate manager of the Spatial Analysis Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt several times and worked directly with faculty and students in developing spatial-based projects and training.

Gabriela’s second line of scholarly pursuits connects Queer Theory with Anthropological and Archaeological Scholarship. She has engaged in multiple public-facing outreach within Vanderbilt and a broader scope, in extensive service as part of the Society for American Archaeology. She is committed to developing an intersectional and global queerization of academics, incorporating binary-breaking approaches to research topics and research development.

Main Research Interest and Projects

Here you will find my latest research about geospatial analysis, multispectral satellite remote sensing and image analysis in general.

Queer archaeological practice, queer ethnography, queer anthropology and queer feminsit global approaches are part of my theoretical aproaches. Pása y conversemos!

PARTY (Proyecto arqueológico Reducciones Toledanas-Yauyos) es el componente de campo de mi investigación en Huarochirí usando imágenes aéreas y satelitales.

Resources, data and outreach

Geospatial HUB, get geospatial data and explore research analyses and raw data
This hub shows the data and the initial progression of the virus until April 2020
Anthropology Podcast and outreach
Academic oriented graphic and design and web