Macarena Gomez Barris

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Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies Social Science & Cultural Studies mgomezba@pratt.edu 718.399.4427 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 216

Current Course Listing (2)

21/FA-SS-425-01 Symposium III

21/SU-SUST-310-01 Global Environmental History

Personal URL

https://www.macarenagomezbarris.com/

Behance Portfolio

https://globalsouthcenter.org/

Education

B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Biography

Macarena Gómez-Barris is a scholar and writer who works at the intersections of art, environment, feminist-cuir politics, and decolonial theory and praxis. She is the author of four books, Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (2009), The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives (2017), Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Political Undercurrents in the Américas (2018), and Towards a Sociology of a Trace (2010, with Herman Gray). She is completing a new book on what she terms the colonial Anthropocene, At the Sea’s Edge: Liquidity Beyond Colonial Extinction (Forthcoming Duke University Press 2022). She is Founding Director of the Global South Center (globalsouthcenter.org) and Chairperson of Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Macarena received the Social Science Distinguished Alumnae Award from the University of California, Santa Cruz (2021-2022), Pratt Faculty Recognition Research Award (2021-2022), Fulbright Research Award, Best Faculty of Color University of Southern California, Raubbenheimer Award University of Southern California, and has been a teaching fellow at New York University and San Francisco State University. She has published in Social Text, GLQ, and numerous other journals and art catalogs, and is co-editor with Diana Taylor of Duke University Press Series, Dissident Acts.