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Sofia Lana

Sofia Lana
  • Social Sciences Building, Room 210
    9500 Gilman Drive #0532
    La Jolla , California 92093-0532

Sofia is a second-year sociocultural anthropology student interested in melting glaciers in the Cordillera Real of the Bolivian highlands. In particular, she is exploring the extractive opportunities that proliferate as glaciers recede and how various actors, such as miners, local Aymara communities, scientists, the state and transnational capital, negotiate their rights to a transforming landscape. Current topics of interest include climate change, Latin America, temporality, political anthropology and science studies. In the past, she focused on sexual violence during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile and the incarceration of women on minor drug offenses in Quito, Ecuador.