Author: Nicholas Copeland

Science and Justice: “Impartial” Water Monitoring and Resistance to the Escobal Mine in Guatemala

Nicholas Copeland , July 7th, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the third post in an ongoing series called “The Spectrum of Research and Practice in Guatemalan Science Studies.” The surface installation of the Escobal…


Facial Paralysis: Somaticizing Frustration in Guatemala by Nicholas Copeland

Nicholas Copeland , August 3rd, 2015

While conducting ethnographic fieldwork on indigenous political organizing in northwest Guatemala in the mid 2000s, I encountered, quite by accident, an apparent epidemic of Bell’s Palsy—an illness in…