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Counting on Montane Birds: Biologists, Verticality, and Territorial Defense in Colombia

Ángela Castillo-Ardila , August 2nd, 2022

This piece is about the unforeseen and sometimes overlooked connection between (i) birds living in the forests of Colombia’s high tropical Andes, (ii) local biologists supporting an anti-mining…


Alex Fattal on his book, Shooting Cameras for Peace

| , October 4th, 2021

interview by Camilo Ruiz Sanchez https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780873658713 Camilo Ruiz Sanchez: It shook me to learn that the archive has almost disappeared and that what w…

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Government Peace Pedagogy in Colombia

Chelsea Horton , April 13th, 2021

In a bid to counter disinformation surrounding the peace process, the Colombian government embarked on an ambitious public education campaign. But their rational approach was powerless in the…

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Resisting Psychiatric Temporalities in “Post-Conflict” Colombia

Chelsea Horton , April 1st, 2021

Post-traumatic stress disorder fails to account for the psychosocial issues that arise in the wake of peace. We need nonpathological frameworks to give FARC ex-combatants the support they…

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Lesley Gill: Can the Left Revive the ‘Pink Tide’ amid a Global Pandemic?

focaal_admin , January 16th, 2021

As Covid-19 has washed over Latin America like a tsunami and the pillars of shaky economies have shuddered under lockdowns, the priority of profits over public welfare stands…


In the Journals – Policing and Discrimination

allisontedesco , October 5th, 2020

George Floyd protest signs at the Ottawa Courthouse by Janderson L. via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are…


Adam James Moore: The human cost of city upgrading in ‘pro-poor’ Medellín

focaal_admin , September 23rd, 2020

On 1st March 2018, a group of protestors blocked a dual-carriageway in front of Acevedo Metro (and Metro cable line) Station in the North of Medellín, Colombia. Those…


When Coronavirus Meets an Armed Conflict

Rebecca_Irons , September 7th, 2020

Death and Dying in Colombia During the COVID-19 Pandemic MARÍA FERNANDA OLARTE-SIERRA Not all dead bodies are the same, just as not all deaths are equal. Some dead…

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STS and Electoral Politics

Baird Campbell , August 18th, 2020

In the context of the upcoming US presidential election and increasing evidence of the importance of voting infrastructure, this week we revisit past posts that highlight the key…


In the Journals – Prisons and Pandemics

allisontedesco , July 13th, 2020

Prisoners’ Round by Vincent Van Gogh via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! My name is Ally, I am a graduate student beginning a Master’s in Anthropology at…


The militarization of life under war, “post-conflict,” and the COVID-19 crisis

Diana Ojeda , April 7th, 2020

Overlapping experiences of confinement Like many others in Colombia, Nairys[1] is a campesina for whom the experience of confinement has been one of dramatic disruption. Marked by restricted…


Zika, abortion, and care: the work that falls to women beyond the epidemic

Claudia Rivera Amarillo , March 24th, 2020

Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. Feminist studies in geography, anthropology, and public health have indicated that women do more work during epidemics in terms of prevention…


Mine Detection Dog ‘Unit’: More Than Humans in the Humanitarian World

Diana Pardo Pedraza , January 28th, 2020

How to “clean” and “liberate” contaminated territories occupied by remnants of war? How to perceive and remove explosive devices specifically designed to evade detection? How to remedy and…


#ExistenceOnSearch: Multispecies encounters and knowledge dialogue at the in-between space

Santiago Martinez Medina , December 31st, 2019

Este contenido está disponible en español aquí.  #BecomingBioDiverse Photograph by Felipe Villegas. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. Image courtesy of the aut…


Alex Fattal on his book, Guerrilla Marketing

| , July 15th, 2019

Interview by Winifred Tate https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/bo29202793.html Winifred Tate: The title, Guerrilla Marketing, evokes advertising, and in fact Amazon lists a number…

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In the Journals, January-February 2019

williamodum , April 2nd, 2019

From: Diane M. Nelson, “Low Intensities,” Current Anthropology 60, no. S19 (February 2019): S122-S133.   Welcome back to In the Journals, a brief look at just a few…


Tweaking Narratives of War

Lina Pinto-Garcia , December 4th, 2018

Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. Stories of war and violence have permeated the daily life of Colombians for more than half a century. However, in the…


“Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded” (2014): Reversing Empire and the 1980s’ Drug War

Maximilian C. Forte , October 29th, 2018

Miami, and what became a Miami aesthetic, was probably one of the most distinctive and memorable features of the 1980s in North America. Hit shows like Miami Vice…


Inhabiting Public Space: Guerrilla Music on YouTube

Laura Malagon Valbuena , October 17th, 2018

Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. *Many of the names and places mentioned below have been changed.* While the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia or Revolutionary…


Unearthing Knowledge: Forensic Anthropology and Technologies of Memory

OlarteSierra , April 10th, 2018

What is commonly known as the Colombian conflict refers to more than six decades of enduring violence. During these years, a number of peace agreements have been signed…


Seeing like a miner: The joys and menaces of informal gold extraction in Chocó, Colombia

standplaatswereld , March 15th, 2018

by Jesse Jonkman ‘Let’s not fool ourselves, the Colombian state always tries to shut the door to the poor man in order to lead him to war.’ Manuel*…

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Colombia’s referendum to end a 50 years Cold War

cultureandcapitalismblog , November 30th, 2016

by Lucía Arcoiris © Felipe Chica Jimenez Colombia has lived an internal conflict for more than 50 years. Since 2012, peace dialogues with FARC, the largest ongoing guerrilla…

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Vamos a la lucha!

standplaatswereld , November 18th, 2016

By Lieke Prins         During the three months of my fieldwork in Medellín (the second-largest city in Colombia) I researched the political ideology of social science…

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Anthro in the news 10/10/16

Culture In Global Affairs , October 10th, 2016

Land rights are key in Colombia Indigenous people want land rights. Source: Bluedotpost.com The Washington Post published an op-ed by cultural anthropologist Omaira Bolaños, Latin America program dire…