S. Carmona Castillo
I am an anthropologist researching in the fields of development anthropology and political ecology with a particular interest in mining and the extractive industries in Latin America and the Global South.
I work at UCM as an Assistant professor, where I developed and teach the courses "Latin America: history, politics and cultures" and "Extractivism and Environmental Justice in Latin America and the Global South". I also co-coordinate the introductory track of the Global Studies program.
I have a Phd in Anthropology from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota Colombia. Dissertation: “Un hueco que camina”: gubernamentalidad y legitimación de una corporación minera. El caso de el Cerrejón en La Guajira, Colombia [“A walking pit”: governmentality and legitimation strategies of a coal-mining corporation. The case of Cerrejón, La Guajira, Colombia.] Research project awarded with the "Colombian Institute for Anthropology and History (ICANH) research funding 2016."
Before working at Maastricht University, I worked as a research associate at Ruhr University Bochum at the Chair of Cultural Psychology and Anthropology of Knowledge - Professor Estrid Sorensen.
Before UCM, I taught bachelor and graduate courses at Universidad del Rosario, Ruhr University Bochum, and Goethe University Frankfurt.
I have participated in several research projects, covering topics of health and food security and sovereignty among indigenous people, Prior Consultation and participation mechanisms, Coal mining and economic regimes, corporate-community relations, and critical studies of corporate social responsibility.