WORKS


The following is a selection of my writing and curatorial works. The pieces have been divided into themes that correspond to my particular lines of inquiry. There are also listed in chronological order. You will find the period I worked on this matter, in parenthesis. Most of them have been written in Spanish, as these pieces were intended for a Latin American audience. To find my current work, go to the research tab. If you are interested in reading an unpublished manuscript, shoot me a note. How do I conduct my work? Not sure about that, really; but I do have a sense of the tools that I use.


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Experimental narratives (2014 - 2018)

What began as a sincere interest in the craft of narrating has led me to meet some of the most influential contemporary Latin American storytellers of our generation. In these pieces, I tried to understand how different creators are thinking about their practice, how they learned how to do what they do so well, and how they experience their craft. Adobe all, these pieces look into the “how” in the production of magic; a set of skills and tools that are transversal to all good storytelling.  


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Body, Movement, and Culture (2013 - 2018)

There are 7.2 million internally displaced people in Colombia. 80% of them, live below the poverty line. Outside the Colombian context, little it is known this population. International migrants, on the other hand, are a matter of public concern across the globe. This line of inquiry began with the interest of identifying commonalities and building bridges between the scholarly accounts. Instead of focusing on the effects of movement for political boundaries, here I tried to think what are the politics of mobility and dwelling imprinted to these bodies as they transit different geographies.

 


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Wartime social interactions (2010 - 2018)

Until recently, Colombia was the last nation afflicted by a civil war in the Americas. This line of inquiry looked into how the dynamics of armed violence are related to the commission of war crimes against civilians in Contemporary Colombia. More specifically, I asked: what are the politics of life and death in war zones? How do people make a living amidst death and violence? How, when, and why did they engage with the armed actors? What kind of quotidian negotiations happen in the zones of confrontation? To do so, I resorted to ethnographic methodologies, interviews, narratives, surveys, as well as traditional statistical approaches to panel data on Colombian municipalities. The answers are, if anything, unsettled. The stories: infinite.