Afternoon turns to evening as families, friends and lovers take in the hazy sunset over Lima’s urban sprawl enclosed by the rolling mountains. The cross on the hill, or el Cruz del cerro San Cristobal, provides the ideal spot for sharing time with those around you, remembering those who have passed on and contemplating your place amidst the vastness of the city. For many, a trip up the hill has become a weekend ritual- to light a candle, say a prayer, share a family drink- or a kiss: small moments in a big city, illuminated by the bulbs of the cross.
Kristina Baines is our resident cool anthropologist. She’s been formally trained in applied, sociocultural, ecological and medical anthropology at Florida Atlantic University (BA, MA), the University of Oxford (MSc) and the University of South Florida (PhD). She has a strong interest in corn, how what we do in our environment makes us well, and using innovative methods to make anthropology relevant and accessible to a wide audience. You can find out more about how these interests translate into projects and pursuits by perusing the rest of our site, or you can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org