Publications

What follows is a selective list of my writing that appears elsewhere…

The Sovereign Street:
Making Revolution in Urban Bolivia

Available March 2020 from University of Arizona Press.

Unarmed Militancy: Tactical Victories, Subjectivity, and Legitimacy in Bolivian Street Protest

In American Anthropologist 122, no. 2 (June).

Race and the Right to Speak for the City: Political Violence in Bolivia’s 2006–2009 Stalemate

In UAS: Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 48, no. 3–4 (fall, winter).

Binding leaders to the community: The ethics of Bolivia’s organic grassroots

In Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 23, no. 2 (July): 363–82.

Can a gas pipeline heal Bolivia’s wounded geo-body?

2015 on Allegra

This essay looks at the deeply felt woundedness around Bolivia’s loss of coastal territory to Chile, and the surprising notion that exporting natural gas from a Peruvian port could heal that wound.

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Hunting Indians: Globally Circulating Ideas and Frontier Practices in the Colombian Llanos

(2015 in Comparative Studies in Society and History)

At the end of the 1960s, just as anthropologists and clergy were stepping forward to denounce human rights violations against native peoples across the hemisphere, two episodes of violence against the closely related Guahibo and Cuiva peoples of the Colombian Llanos surfaced in the public eye. The first was the December 1967 massacre of sixteen Cuivas at La Rubiera Ranch near the Venezuelan border. The perpetrators’ forthright admission of a horrifying ambush and their professed ignorance of both the evil and the criminality of their actions provoked widespread shock and exposed the virulence of racism on the frontier. Then, in 1970, the Colombian military cracked down on a brief armed rebellion by members of a Guahibo agricultural cooperative in Planas, in the department of Meta. … By situating these two seemingly contrasting episodes as consequences of frontier making, I identify the role of globally circulating practices, knowledges, and fantasies in reproducing ways of life and ways of death on the frontier.

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An Anarchist Response to Ebola

(2015, written with Chuck Munson for Agency)

Anarchists are part of the global conversation on what’s broken in the world, but when things really fall apart — like with the current Ebola outbreak — is the state the only answer? How might a stateless society respond to a challenge like this one? This article provides an anarchist response to these questions, while highlighting issues that require those of us with anarchist politics to carefully think through our position.

Shattering Consensus and Disrupting Downtown: New Urban Resistance to War and Empire

(2004ish) A strategic reflection on Direct Action to Stop the War in the San Francisco Bay Area