Colombian-Argentinean guest researcher at PRIF
We are happy to welcome our guest researcher Carlos Salamanca, who is staying at PRIF for the months of June and July 2019. He will continue to work on his research project and exchange ideas with scientists from the Glocal Junctions and Intrastate Conflict research departments.In his current research, Salamanca is studying causes and effects of recent violent practices against indigenous peoples in three countries in Latin America (Argentina, Colombia, and Guatemala): Why are indigenous peoples often the target of state violence and how is violence affecting them? How does recent violence intertwine with the extractive projects that threaten their territories today? Taking into account a spatial dimension of violence, Salamanca is working on answering these questions. He also focuses on local perspectives, after several years of collaborative work with indigenous organizations and ethnographic research.
During his stay at PRIF, Salamanca plans to develop interpretative concepts and tools for possibilities of non-violent conflict transformation, centered in transitional justice debates.He also wants to take part in the discussions and developments at PRIF, and is looking forward to discussing PRIF's glocalisation approach with regard to the comparative work in his own project.
Carlos Salamanca is a Colombian-Argentinean architect and obtained his PhD in Anthropology from the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) of Paris. He currently works as a Research Fellow in Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnicas (CONICET, Argentina). Since 2014, he has been leading the Interdisciplinary Program Espacios, Políticas, Sociedades at Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios of Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR).