Category Archives: Research


This site features photographs and vignettes from my research in Colombia. My current projects include an ethnographic exploration of the origins of Plan Colombia, a U.S. aid package passed in 2000; the legacy of paramilitarism on political participation and local … Continue reading

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Putumayo Oil

Oil exploration in southern Colombia began in the early 1960s, one of a series of extractive bonanzas pulling migrants into the region. A thin pipeline snakes along the road leading to Orito, the center of drilling in the region. Now, … Continue reading

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