Research

Situated in contemporary Colombia, my research explores technical and political experimental practices built around humanitarian efforts to demine territories formerly ravaged by wars. My current and future projects focus on political and humanitarian practices through which an assortment of social actors seeks to recuperate, remake, and cultivate territorial engagements amidst lasting civil wars, violent occupations, and ongoing peace initiatives. My current project focuses on the emergent ecologies of land mines in rural Colombia as they transpire in times and spaces that oscillate between warfare and peacemaking. My next project is a multi-sited ethnographic research that comparatively examines the sensorial sphere inhabited and partially shared by humans and dogs working on the detection of explosive materials in heterogenous war-landscapes. These projects are connected by my more general interest in the tools and processes through which people intervene and reconfigure violently occupied lives and worlds, and the ways that ethics and politics are folded into and emerge from technoscientific and humanitarian processes.

In Suspicious Landscapes

Senses in Translation