Dr. Lisa Burner traveled to Chile during the summer of 2016. Her research was focused on Chilean literature, the labor press, and nitrate mining in the north of Chile. In addition to visiting the abandoned mining town, she conducted archival research at the Fundación CREAR: Centro de Investigación de la Realidad del Norte in Iquique and the Biblioteca Nacional in Santiago. A highlight of the trip was visiting an abandoned nitrate mining town in the Atacama desert.
An abandoned nitrate mine in Chile