Macarena Gómez-Barris

macarena gomez-barrisMacarena Gómez-Barris is Associate Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity and Sociology at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (UC Press, 2009) and co-editor of Towards a Sociology of a Trace with Herman Gray (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2010). She is currently writing Andean Futures: Decolonial Paths for Global Solutions that challenges assumptions about indigenous thought and its relevance for the global Norths. She founded and directs the research cluster on “Indigeneity and Decoloniality,” in American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals. As an interdisciplinary scholar teaching on critical sociology, feminisms from the Global South, and culture making in the Americas, Macarena is committed to the art of radical pedagogy and thinking practice that defines the decolonial turn.

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