Papers Presented

2017, “Peace and Gold: How has ‘the Peace’ Changed Gold Mining in the Chocó.” Presented on the panel “Extractive Industries and Natural Resources.” Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Guelph, Canada, June 3.

2017, “Gold and the Good Life.” Presented on the panel “Pasado y presente rural y minero de Colombia.” Latin American Studies Association, Lima, Peru, April 29.

2016, “Shift Work and Resistance on an Informal Small-Scale Gold Mine in the Chocó, Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Corporate Mines and Unauthorized Miners: Violence and the Valences of Possession.” American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, MN, November 19.

2016, “Mining Futures: Subsoil Rights and Collective Title in the Chocó, Colombia.” Workshop on Legal Pluralism at the University of California, Irvine, August 26. (invited)

2016, “Washing Gold and Cocaine: Gold-Based Money Laundering in Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Land, Memory and Justice in Colombia Part I: Regional Perspectives.” Latin American Studies Association, New York, NY, May 30.

2015, “Washing Gold and Cocaine: Gold-Based Money Laundering in Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Transparent Minerals: Ethical Questions of Formal and Informal Resource Extraction.” American Anthropological Association, Denver, CO, November 18.

2015, “Gold-Based Money-Laundering in Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Drugs and Mining.” Land, Memory & Justice: Challenges for Peace in Colombia Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, October 3. (invited)

2015, “Washing Gold and Cocaine: Narratives of Gold-Based Money Laundering in Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Present-day Emergencies and What They Have in Common.” Land & Water Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, September 5.

2015, “The Underworld of Gold Mining in Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Colloquium on Socio-Economic Aspects of Resource Extraction Industries.” Latin American Studies Association, Puerto Rico, USA, May 29.

2014, “Fictitious Mining: Gold in the Chocó.” Presented on the panel “Mining Issues in Latin America.” Capital Latin American & Caribbean Studies Conference Gatineau, Canada, April 19.

2013, “Citizenship & Violence in Medellín.” Presented on the panel “Narratives of Citizenship in Latin America.” Latin American Studies Association, Washington, DC, May 30.

2013, “Social Programs & Violence at Two Historical Junctures in Antioquia.” Presented on the panel “Narratives & Imaginaries of Citizenship in Latin America. Critical Perspectives.” Canadian Association of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Ottawa, Canada, May 3.

2013, “Practices of Gold Mining in the Chocó, Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Mining Development and its Implications for Environmental and Land Rights.” Canadian Association of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Ottawa, Canada, May 4.

2012, “Gold in Chocó, Colombia.” Presented at the workshop “Canada in the Americas: Extractive Industries, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Canadian Investment and Development Aid.” Canadian Association of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Kelowna, Canada, May 18.

2012, “Citizenship in Antioquia, Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Exploring Narratives of Citizenship in the Andes.” Capital Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Ottawa, Canada, April 21.

2009, “Citizenship & Violence in Medellín.” Presented on the panel “What’s Happening With Urban Public Places?” Canadian Anthropology Society, Vancouver, Canada, May 13.

2009, “A Brief Political Economy of Extrajudicial Killings in Colombia.” Presented on the panel “State Policy: Money, Violence, and Structural Adjustment.” Institute of Political Economy Conference, Ottawa, Canada, March 6.

2009, “Citizenship and Violence: Medellín, Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Memories of Violence.” Capital Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Ottawa, Canada, February 27.

2008, “Building Citizenship in Medellín, Colombia.” Presented on the panel “Searching for Alternatives: Participatory Development.” Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean, Toronto, Canada, November 8.

Posters

2014, “Mining Fictions: Gold and Money Laundering in the Chocó (Colombia).” American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., December 6.