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Ana Maria Heilbron



Research Assistant

Room K4U.11, King's Building







Research interests

  • Visual Sociology
  • Social Science in Culture
  • Social change and visual media


Ana combines social research with creative approaches. She worked in the communication and cultural departments of the Colombian Embassy in Germany in 2013.  On her return to Colombia in 2014, she started working in the National Museum. This allowed her to better understand the Colombian cultural sector and the opportunities that it provides to educate the less privileged classes, for instance by seeking agreements with the private sector to fund visits of public schools to the museum. In 2016, she completed her postgraduate studies in Cultural Management. For her dissertation, Ana did a social research to study the root causes of the Colombian armed conflict and the indifference and ignorance that exist towards it, particularly among those in the upper class whose only experience of the conflict comes from the “facts” they read or see in the news. In 2016, she moved to London and began working at Trybe. In 2017, she worked as a freelance, creating visual content for an NGO in Colombia. She is now a research assistant at King’s College, participating in a social project about animal husbandry, prescribing practices and the control of veterinary medicines and antimicrobial resistance in Colombia. In addition to my research tasks, I will be involved in creating audio-visual content in order to transmit the results of the study to the wider public.

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