Felice Physioc has been interested in how people and information move ever since she experienced firsthand the intricacies and anxieties of managing a media company’s social platforms and online content. Working within the confines of the changing nature of the world’s wieldy communication industry in Buenos Aires, Argentina for four years, she decided that our contemporary plight merited historical investigation, and went back to graduate school. She completed a two-year dual master’s degree in International and World History at Columbia University and the London School of Economics before beginning her Ph.D. at Princeton University in 2015.
Felice’s dissertation explores the world of publishing and information book circulation from the port of Río de la Plata, through the Andes, and towards the Pacific outlet of Lima in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Harnessing her skills and interest in networks and information flows, combined with a rich and fascinating historiography of the Andes, her project will use the latest tools in the digital humanities to visualize the movement of knowledge books and people in a tumultuous and transformative moment in Latin American history.