PhD Candidate

CV

Dissertation Title: Mediations of War: Formations of Statehood and Criminality in Mexico’s “War on Drug Trafficking”


I am a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology. My research examines the role of mass mediated representations and their circulation in the construction of political authority in contexts of domestic warfare. My dissertation, titled "Mediations of War: Formations of Statehood and Criminality in Mexico’s “War on Drug Trafficking,” explores how Mexico’s “drug war”— the nationwide deployment of the military to combat the drug trade, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives—is represented in the public sphere, revealing the localized processes of sense-making and affective reckoning around the armed combat of drug trafficking and its fallout.