Paolo Bocci
Lecturing Fellow of Thompson Writing Program

I am a cultural anthropologist interested in socio-environmental crisis and remediation in Ecuador. I conducted over two years of fieldwork on the Galapagos Islands looking at conservation, agriculture, and ecology in the highlands of the inhabited islands of the archipelago.  I write about environmental activism and experimentation in alternative to state-mandated forms of "living well" ('buen vivir ') and rights to nature.  I draw on feminist science studies and more-than-human anthropology to challenge dominant paradigms used to address the Anthropocene in social sciences and beyond, such as 'resistance' /'resilience', 'sustainability', and 'care'. I engage with decolonial methodologies to develop research projects that are collective and always in dialogue with the local community.

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