LAC History Seminar Series: Thinking beyond the Anthropocene: Anti-Extractive Intellectual Genealogies from Latin America during the Twentieth-Century

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbó, University of Oxford

Speaker: Michela Coletta, Warwick University and Freie Universität Berlin.


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Cecilia Vicuña, Quipu Desaparecido, Brooklyn Museum, 2018


Michela Coletta is Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick. Her first monograph, Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and Latinidad in Spanish America, 1880-1920 (2018), shows the relevance of cultural frameworks of modernity in the emergence of Latin America as a geo-political region. She has also co-edited the volume Provincialising Nature: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Politics of the Environment in Latin America (2016) and has published articles on the intersections between environmental governance, decolonial thought, race and indigeneity. Currently, she is working on a history of the South American eco-social concept of ‘Buen Vivir’. The project is funded by a two-year Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship in Global History at Freie Universität Berlin. She is also affiliated to the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, ICI Berlin.