Academic Unit: University Institute of Physical Education and Sports
Colombian Ministry of Science
The Somatic Culture research group aims to provide a wider view on the concept of body and its various presences in culture, such as representations, uses, and its meanings.
For this, we propose reviewing the concept through various dimensions such as: sexuality, education, health, biopolitics and citizenship, mobility, and aesthetics.
This has the goal of delving into the concept of body and understanding its scope beyond the merely biological aspects.
In order to develop these objectives, the group constantly strives to delve into such matters through research, teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the university’s outreach work.
Research Areas and Topics
The research group has two main research areas: school context and cultural context.
Furthermore, it has a series of dimensions which allow it to review the meanings and perceptions of the body in culture.
● Sexuality and eroticism.
● Biopolitics and citizenship.
● Body and motor skills.
Likewise, we express that we DID participate in Minciencias’ latest survey.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)