- Responsible for the undergraduate education in Human Ecology
- Course convener for HEKX20 Political Ecology and HEKM20 and HEKM21 Transdisciplinary Critical Theories of Science I and II
- Supervises Master's, Bachelor's and PhD theses
I am associate professor and senior lecturer at the Human Ecology Division. I received my PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Gothenburg in 2009, for a thesis concerned with indigenous activism, ritual practice, perceptions of landscape and place, and Bolivian state politics. 2009 to 2011 I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mainly related to Political Ecology and Environmental Anthropology. My research interests include indigenous peoples and movements, activism, ritual practice, landscape, gender politics, climate change, political ontology, the issue of decolonization and knowledge production in relation to central topics of Political Ecology and Environmental Anthropology with a geographical focus on Bolivia and Latin America.
I am currently engaged in a comparative research project called “Indigenous peoples and climate change”, focusing on how climate change is perceived and explained differently by different actors and from different ontological lifeworlds in Latin America. My research focuses primarily on the contradictions arising from hegemonic notions of “nature” facing indigenous knowledge and understandings of the Andean landscape. I aim to understand how these contradictions are negotiated and articulated in the indigenized political language of, on the one hand, the Bolivian State and, on the other hand, emerging oppositional indigenous movements. The project runs over a period of four years (2014-2017) and is funded by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (RJ).
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Politisk ekologi som politisk ontologi : Kolonialitet, konflikt och klimaträttvisa i de bolivianska Anderna
- Review of Radoslaw Poweska’s Indigenous Movements and Building the Plurinational State in Bolivia: Organisation and Identity in the Trajectory of the CSUTCB and CONAMAQ
- The Political Ontology of Climate Change : Moral Meteorology, Climate Justice, and the Coloniality of Reality in the Bolivian Andes
- Damnés Realities and Ontological Disobedience : Notes on the Coloniality of Reality in Higher Education in the Bolivian Andes and Beyond
- El ch’akhi ontológico y el ‘pachamamismo’ : Una crítica a la crítica
- Gender, Politics and the State: Indigenous Women
- Indigeneity and Decolonization in the Bolivian Andes : Ritual Practice and Activism
- Una historia a pesar de Europa
- "Ich werde zurückkommen und dann werde ich Millionen sein!" Der bolivianische Staat, die Aymara und die Erinnerung an Tupaj Katari
- Lucha, pasión, y resignificación en el fútbol ch’ixi’
- Now We Are Indígenas! Hegemony and indigeneity in the Bolivian Andes
- Review of Andrew Canessa’s Intimate Indigeneities: Race, Sex, and History in the Small Spaces of Andean Life
- Una investigación sobre las mil maneras de jugar al fútbol en Bolivia: Lucha, pasión y resignificación en la cancha ch’ixi
- Des lieux avec lesquels penser, des livres auxquels penser: Mots, expérience et décolonisation de la connaissance dans les Andes boliviennes
- La wak’a y la rebelión: Algunas reflexiones sobre Taki Onqoy y un proceso actual
- Places to Think With, Books to Think About: Words, Experience and the Decolonization of Knowledge in the Bolivian Andes
- As though we had no spirit: Ritual, politics and existence in the Aymara quest for decolonization
- Colonialism in Context: An Aymara Reassessment of ‘Colonialism’,‘Coloniality’ and the ‘Postcolonial World’”
- Double-Edged Counter-Narratives: Cosmology and Indigenous Rights in the Bolivian Andes
- The loss of a spirit: Metaphor and practice in Aymara decolonization
Links to publications
2012. “Places to think with, books to think about: Words, experience and the decolonization of knowledge in the Bolivian Andes”. Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, Special Issue, vol. 10, issue 1, pp. 101-120.
2011. “Yatiris en el siglo 21: El conocimiento, la política y la nueva generación”. Nuevo Mundo, Mundos Nuevos, vol. 11.