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Chiara Bresciani

MA, PhD Student

Chiara Bresciani


PhD Researcher in Anthropology. Lecturer in Global Society, MA program in International Studies.
Project manager of Raíces de Cultura (Roots of Culture) for the dissemination of academic knowledge on Latin America. Run with LACUA (Centre for Latin American studies at AU) and the association Raíces.
Research interests
Politics, environmental concerns, promises of development and international activism: they constitute my starting point to bridge classic ethnological knowledge of Huave (Ikojts) indigenous people of Oaxaca (Mexico) with the challenges posed by their unequal inclusion in the globalised world. 
For my PhD project (informed by long-term fieldwork), I work on different planes of time, constantly shifting between myth and history and building on concepts of cultural heritage, moral economy and local/national identity. 
I have been working in this community since 2010.
Among my other interests: cultural determinants of alcohol consumption and local strategies to overcome addiction; solar energy and anthropology; Catholic exorcism.

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