Maria Elisa Navarro Morales is an assistant professor at la Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá Colombia where she teaches in the School of Architecture. She graduated as an architect from Los Andes in 1999, obtained a Masters in History and Theory of Architecture in 2006 and a PhD in 2013 both from McGill University School of Architecture. Before joining Los Andes in 2014, Dr. Navarro Morales held teaching positions in Canada. She was an assistant professor at Dalhousie University School of Architecture from 2011 until 2013. She also worked as a lecturer in the History and Theory Masters and as an undergraduate design tutor at McGill between 2009 and 2010. Her research looks at the Early Modern period in general and in particular she studies the work of Juan Caramuel de Lobkowitz, a Seventeenth Century polymath whose work has served her as a window into the intellectual world of his time. She is particularly interested in disseminating the architectural works of this fascinating figure that despite being held high by his contemporaries has been left out of mainstream history. Dr. Navarro Morales has participated in several international events where she has successfully presented her work. She has also published some of her findings in book chapters and journals. She is currently working on the publication of a manuscript of the Architectura Natural, the unpublished volume of Caramuel´s architectural treatise with the support of her school and in collaboration with the Werner Oeschlin Foundation.