Carla is an Andean archaeologist focused on processes of colonialism, interaction, and the development of new political systems through the redefinition of community boundaries. Before coming to Vanderbilt, she earned her Bachelor and M.A. in the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), where she taught a variety of undergraduate classes. She is also interested in historical methods and research, and seeks to use both historical and archaeological datasets in order to address Andean archaeology. Her current doctoral research in Huarochiri (Lima, Peru) seeks to study how interaction during Inka and Spanish colonial processes shaped the idea of community through the appropriation and negotiation of local memory, identity, and ceremonial practices.