UBC ANTH Colloquia Series: Dr. Daniel Ruiz-Serna

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Room 134    |  Anthropology & Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive


“When Forests Run Amok” Violence and its Afterlives in Indigenous and Afro-Colombian Territories


In this presentation I explore a form of ecological violence that accounts not only for environmental degradation but that encompasses worldly relations between sentient beings. I argue that warfare is an experience extending beyond people and that it provokes damage to the relational worlds of human and other-than-human beings.



Dr. Daniel Ruiz-Serna is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of anthropology at UBC and in the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University.