PhD Candidate

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Dissertation Title: Wind Futures: Indigeneity, Aerial Politics, and the Making of Renewable Energy in Colombia


I am a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology. My research and teaching explore how the global shift to clean energy and climate change mitigation intersects with indigenous peoples’ embodied practices, environmental politics, and sociopolitical configurations in Latin America. My work lies at the intersection of the politics of resource extraction, energy transitions, and indigeneity. My dissertation, "Wind Futures: Indigeneity, Aerial Politics, and the Making of Renewable Energy in Colombia," explores how indigenous Wayúu communities and wind energy corporations in the Guajira’s coastal region experience, inflect, and negotiate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.