Juan Ricardo Aparicio

PhD and MA in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I currently teach undergraduate and graduate classes on critical theory in the Social Sciences, on the conceptual genealogies of Cultural Studies, traditions of Latin American critical thinking, critical studies of development and economics, and social movements.

Articulated to these theoretical references are my research interests around humanitarian government, development, social movements, the State and post-conflict. My ethnographic research is carried out in locations where both experiences of trauma, forced displacement and massacres converge, as well as the new frontiers of capital accumulation through extractive industries such as mining and agro-industry.

My work puts theoretical debates in tension with ethnographic inquiry into everyday life around the problem of subjectivity, affects and the question of what is common.

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