Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. in Anthropology, 2013
American University, Washington, DC
Research and Teaching Interests
Latin America, Bolivia, Chile, indigeneity, race, gender, sexuality, performance, aesthetics, sport, political economy, globalization, migration, social media
2021 Digital Hate: The Global Conjuncture of Extreme Speech. Edited by Sahana Udupa, Ignio Gagliardone, and Peter Hervik. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
2020 Professional Wrestling: Politics and Populism. Edited by Sharon Mazer, Heather Levi, Eero Laine, and Nell Haynes. Calcutta: Seagull Press.
2019. Las redes sociales en el norte de Chile. London: University College London Press. (open access)
2016 Social Media in Northern Chile: Posting the Extraordinarily Ordinary. London: University College London Press. (open access)
2016 How the World Changed Social Media. by Daniel Miller, Elisabetta Costa, Nell Haynes, Tom McDonald, Razvan Nicolescu, Jolynna Sinanan, Juliano Spyer, Shriram Venkatraman, and Xin Yuan Wang. London: University College London Press. (open access)
Articles Available Online
2020 Ethnographic exposure and embodied solidarity: getting into the ring with the Cholitas Luchadoras. Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 15(3):1-17.
2020 'Overloaded like a Bolivian Truck': Discursive constructions of gender, race, and nationalism in northern Chilean memes. Journal of Language and Sexuality 9(1):71-94.
2o2o Constructing the Digital Self in the Global South (with Baird Campbell). Journal of Language and Sexuality 9(1):1-13.
2019 Writing on the Walls: Discourses on Bolivian Immigrants in Chilean Meme Humor, International Journal of Communication. special section on “Extreme Speech Online,” Sahana Udupa and Matti Pohjonen, eds. 13:3122–3142.
*Also available through the Digital Hate volume here.
2019 Making Migrant Identities on Social Media: a tale of two neoliberal cities in on the Pacific Rim (with XinYuan Wang). Media, Culture & Society 42(1):126-135.
2018 Why We Post: A Team Approach to Research Dissemination, (Authors: Daniel Miller, Elisabetta Costa, Laura Haapio-Kirk, Nell Haynes, Tom McDonald, Razvan Nicolescu, Juliano Spyer, Shriram Venkatraman and XinYuan Wang) Pp. 265-269 in Connecting Research and Teaching: Students as Partners in Shaping Higher Education, edited by Vincent Tong, Alex Standen, and Mina Sotiriou. London: UCL Press.
2016 Kiss With a Fist: The Chola's Humor and Humiliation in Bolivian Lucha Libre. Journal of Language and Sexuality. Theme Issue, “Transnational Discourses of Peripheral Sexualities in the Hispanic World.” Michael Horswell and Nuria Godón, eds. 5(2):250-275.
2016 Contemporary Comparative Anthropology: The Why We Post Project, (Authors: Daniel Miller, Elisabetta Costa, Laura Haapio-Kirk, Nell Haynes, Jolynna Sinanan, Tom McDonald, Razvan Nicolescu, Juliano Spyer, Shriram Venkatraman and Xinyuan Wang) Ethnos: A Journal of Anthropology.
2013 Global Cholas: Reworking Tradition and Modernity in Bolivian Lucha Libre. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 18(3):432-446. Reprinted 2014 Open Anthropology 2(2), special issue "Sport: Pleasure and Violence, Competition and Sociality."
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"The Chilean Estallido, Plebiscite 2020, and Legacies of Truth-Telling" (with Baird Campbell). Anthropology News website.
"Before They Erase It: Memory and the social media archive," (with Baird Campbell) Platypus: The CASTAC Blob.
"Indigenous Women’s Engagements with Technology: From Anomaly to Autonomy," Platypus: The CASTAC Blog.
"Making Histories of Bolivian Sexual and Gender Diversity Legible in the Twenty-First Century," NOTCHES: Remarks on the History of Sexuality.
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