Nov 27, 2018
An interview with Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chair of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute about her research on the harm of extractivism on Indigenous territories in the Americas. She writes and teaches on social and cultural theory, decolonial thought, racial and extractive capitalism, social movements, queer and submerged perspectives, critical Indigenous studies, experimental film, and social / environmental transformation. She is the author of books about state violence in Chile, about indigenous struggles against extractive capitalism and more recently, about art and the pink tide in Latin America. We discussed various aspects of her research, specifically the areas focused on indigenous struggles against extractive capital.