BiographyI am Associate Professor in Anthropology at the Department of Social Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining – Sustainable Minerals Institute, at the University of Queensland, Australia.
I also teach at the School of Management and has coordinated the module on “Extractive Industries and Developmente: Economic and Political Challenges" at the Diploma in Extractive Industries: Vigilance and Sustainable Development - Natural Resource Governance Institute - PUCP. In addition, I am the current coordinator of the Research Group Anthropology of the City (GIAC) at PUCP.
My academic work covers two interrelated areas. On the one hand, from the critical geography framework, I study the social production of space, including the historical formation of regional circuits and the production of social practices and representations in the contemporary city. On the other, using the lenses of political ecology, I analyze processes of modernization and social change that rural and urban populations of current Peru experience. In addition, I am a senior consultant on social development and extractive industries in the Andean region, with over 20 years’ experience and work with peasant and indigenous populations and engagement with private companies, the State, civil society organizations and international development agencies.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Areas of interest: Urban anthropology; production of space; representations of the city from literature and visual arts; rural development; extractive industries; spatial mobility.
Teaching experience: Urban anthropology, Anthropological theory, Anthropology of space, Visuality and spaces; Regional formations; Development and social responsibility; Ethics for management; Political ecology; Culture and globalization; Practice on fieldwork.
Literature, films, painting and sculpture.