Ana Vivaldi

Research Key Words
Social Theory. Space, and Mobility. Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity. Ethnographic Methodology. Anthropology of the Body and Gender. Urban Anthropology. Latin America.
Projects

Dissertation Title: Traversing the City: Spatial Movement, Urban Marginality and Translocal Connections Among Argentina’s Toba
Selected Presentations:

2012 Vivaldi, Ana. To the Villas and Out: Indigeneity and Racialization in the City of Buenos Aires. Panel: Beyond Whiteness: Race and Nation in Argentina. Latin American Studies Association Meeting, San Francisco, May 25th.

2010 Gomez, Mariana and Vivaldi Ana Fear of the Bush: Indigenous Women’s Control Over Territory, and Gendered forms of Violence in Northern Argentina”. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 19.

2009 Vivaldi, Ana. Fluidity and Frictions: Theoretical Possibilities of Spatializing Mobility 108th American Anthropolgical Association. Annual Meeting – The End/s of Anthropology. December 2-6, 2009. Philadelphia. EU.

2009 Vivaldi, Ana. Los fracasos del progreso: el monte como su limite y posibilidad. Reunion de Antropologia del Mercosur. 29 de Sept – 2 de Oct. Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional de San Martín.

2009. Vivaldi, Ana y Wainer Rafael. Más acá de la representación: imágenes de “Cuerpos del hambre” en el Chaco, producción afectiva de públicos y biopoder. Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología (Alas), 31 de Ago. al 4 de Sep. Buenos Aires Argentina.

2009 Trasversing the city. Mobility and the Making of Indigenous Subjectivities. Internal Seminar. Seminar IDIpCA. San Carlos de Bariloche.

2009 Vivaldi “We Want to learn English at School” Progress Against Multiculturalism Among the Toba People In Northern Argentina.. Canadian Association of Anthropology- American Ethnographic Society. University of British Columbia. Vancouver

2008 Nitsan, Tal and Vivaldi, Ana. “Questioning the Public Arena as a Space for the Construction of Women’s Political Subjectivity”. American Anthropological Association. San Francisco.

2008. Panel Organizer. Space and Gender: Beyond the Public and the Private. Feminist and Gender Anthropology Section. American Anthropological Association. San Francisco

2008 Panel Organizer : Ethnographies of Everyday Violence in Latin America. Conference of the Canadian Association of Latin American Caribbean Studies.

2008 Vivaldi Ana. An Indian has to pay Violence and the making of indigenous subjectivities. Conference of the Canadian Association of Latin American Caribbean Studies. Simon Fraser Universtiy. University of British Columbia.

MA-PhD student

Licenciada en Ciencias Antropologicas – Universidad de Buenos Aires
Profesora en Ciencias Antropologicas – Universidad de Buenos Aires

PhD Supervisor: Gaston Gordillo

BIO

My interdisciplinary research brings politics of indigeneity and race into inquiries on the production of space, (im)mobilities and embodiment. Through the use of ethnographic and visual methodologies, it clarifies questions surrounding indigenous sovereignties, and emergent forms of urban conviviality, in particular, the way mobility among marginalized populations shapes social and spatial assemblages that challenge subordination. I have an ongoing interest in exploring the possibilities of ethnographic methodologies and perspective over the social, what has pushed me into critical engagements with Social Theory including. Overall, it contributes to understanding governance and development in Argentina and Latin America, in their intersections with processes of urban formation and spatial mobility with indigeneity and racial relations generated in contexts of economic and political subordination.

I have two current research projects. One explores the paradoxical relationship between the Argentinian military’s history of violence against Indigenous sovereignty and the positive experiences of mandatory military service that Toba men report. The other seeks to understand the everyday use of new digital technologies by Toba Indigenous youth in Argentina. This research analyzes the political reconfigurations of both cyber and physical space that new technologies effect.

I conducted ethnographic research among migrant indigenous people in the city of Buenos Aires. My work shows the importance of spatial mobility and the creation of spatial and social networks, that I call subaltern assemblages. The informal connections and relations generated in these assemblages, I argue, are key for confronting socioeconomic marginalization and urban segregation. This work has benefitted from the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and UBC Graduate Fellowships.

I see research, collaboration, writing, and teaching as a continuum. My past experience on popular education within environmental and indigenous organizations, and in interpretation at the Ethnographic Museum of Buenos Aires, informs my academic interests. I have a background in the theories of space and embodiment, political anthropology, indigenous studies and ethnographic and visual methodologies, and media.

Publications:

(Under revision)  Gomez, Mariana and Vivaldi, Ana “Fear of the Bush” Indigenous Women’s Control Over Territory, and Gendered forms of Violence in Northern Argentina, Ethnology

Vivaldi, Ana 2011 “Stuck on a Muddy Road: Frictions of Mobility Amongst Urban Toba in Northern Argentina.” Identities 18(6): 599–619.

Refereed contributions
[R] Vivaldi, A (2018) Broken Cellphones and the (Un)making of Indigenous Territorialities beyond Buenos Aires. Simons Working Paper Series in Security and Development. School for International Studies. SFU, SWP 65: 5-31

[R] Vivaldi, A (2018) Ending up in Buenos Aires: Affective Mobilities of Urban Toba Indigenous People. Simons Working Paper Series in Security and Development. School for International Studies. SWP 63: 5-31

[R] Vivaldi, A (2016) Caminos a la ciudad, el monte y el Lote. Producción de lugares entre los Tobas (Qom) del Barrio Nam Qom, Formosa. Corpus. 6(1): 1- 106

[R] Vivaldi, A (2013) Fuera del Chaco: Movilidad, afecto y genero en las migraciones Tobas a Buenos Aires [Out of the Chaco: Gendered Mobility, gender and affect in Toba’s migrations to Buenos Aires] In: Tola, Florencia (Ed.). Gran Chaco: Ontologias, poder, afectividad. IWGIA: 231-260

[R] Vivaldi, A (2011) Stuck on a Muddy Road: Frictions of Mobility Amongst Urban Toba in Northern Argentina. Identities. 18(6): 599–619.

[R] Vivaldi, A (2011) El monte en la ciudad:(des) localizando identidades en un barrio toba.“[The bush in the city: delocalizing identities in a Toba neighbourhood] In: Gordillo, Gastón y Hirsch, Silvia (Ed.). Disputas indígenas e identidades en conflicto en Argentina: Historias de invisibilización y reemergencia. Crujia: 101-121

Other refereed contributions
[R]Vivaldi, A (2018) Cultural work and Asserting Indigeneity in the city of Buenos Aires. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, London, UK, June 2nd

[R]Vivaldi, A (2018) Argentina’s Military Service and the Making of Racialized Indigeneities. Paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association, Barcelona, Spain, May 23th.

[R]Vivaldi, A, Holroyd, H. and Kemple, T (2016) Messy Collaborations: Creating Multiple Partnerships in a Field school at Home. Paper presented Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, March 31st.

[R]Vivaldi, A, Palacios, M. G., Avellana, A., & Dante, P. (2010) Reflexiones en Torno a las Nuevas Teconologías [Reflections on a “New Technologies.” A workshop with Toba youth in Buenos Aires]. Conference Proceedings. Minority Languages Association. 3 (4): 1-9.

Non-refereed contributions
Vivaldi, A and Gomez, M (2018) “We want us alive” Argentina’s Feminisms and Women’s Movements in the early 21st Century. Irish Journal of Anthropology. 20(1) (Online).

Rodriguez, M and Vivaldi, A (2017) Current Mapuche Struggles over land and State Violence in Argentina’s Patagonia. Culture Newsletter of the Canadian Anthropology Society. 11 (2). (Online).

Vivaldi, A (2016) Reconocimientos nominales y violencias coloniales. [Nominal Recognitions and Colonial Violences.] In: Suarez, V and Tola, F (Ed) El teatro de las Crueldades Chaqueñas. [The Chaco Theatre of Cruelities] Buenos Aires. IWGIA Rumbo Sur/UBA: 176-180

Vivaldi, A and Francia, T (2013) La espacialidad de mi barrio. [My neighborhood’s spatiality.] In: Francia, T and Tola, T (Ed) Reflexiones Dislocadas. IWGIA Rumbo Sur/UBA: 49-58

Collaborative Writing
2016 Suarez and Tola (Ed) El teatro de las Crueldades Chaqueñas. Buenos Aires. IWGIA Rumbo Sur/UBA. “Nominal recognitions and colonial violences” (In collaboration with Toba Indigenous People)

2013 Francia and Tola (Ed) Reflexiones Dislocadas. Buenos Aires. IWGIA Rumbo Sur/UBA. Contribution to section “An indigenous neighbourhood” (In collaboration with Toba Indigenous People)

Conference Proceedings:

2005 Vivaldi “Nosotros eramos fundadores de estos terrenos. Usos del pasado como legitimacion de territorialidades en el Barrio Toba Nam Qom de la ciudad de Formosa”. Taller Internacional: Desplazamientos, contactos, lugares. Depto de geopgrafia. Facultad de Filosof’a y Letras UBA. ISBN 987 221 020 9 Electronic publication.

2003 Kropff, Laura; Rodriguez, Mariela y Vivaldi, Ana. 2003. Mapas de alteridad en la provincia de Rio Negro. 2nd Congreso sobre Problemtica Social Contempornea, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, 15 al 17 de octubre.  ISBN 987-508-228-7. Electronic publication.

2001 GEAPRONA Briones, Carrasco, Del Rio, Escolar, Kropff, Lanusse, Lenton, Lorenzetti, Mombello, Rodriguez, Snchez, Szulc, Vivaldi Lo provincial y lo nacional: Explorando tendencias actuales en los reclamos ind’genas en Argentina. 4th Congreso Chileno De Antropologia.  Electronic publication.

SOCI Social Inequality

Summer 2020

SOCI361 Social Inequality Sections

Tendencies toward equality and inequality; manifestations of inequality (occupation, education, gender, ethnicity, income, power) and their consequences; caste and class features of major stratification systems; theories of social class; stratification profile of contemporary industrial societies.


Winter 2020
No SOCI course(s) were found for W2020 term.
Winter 2020
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Winter 2020
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Simons Research Fellow, School for International Studies, SFU,2017-2018

Margaret Fulton Award. UBC. For outstanding contribution for student development, 2014

Bottom Billion Fellowship. Liu Institute. Follow up Field Research, 2010

IDRC Ecopolis Graduate Research Award. Field research, 2009

UBC Four Year Fellowship for PhD Students, 2009/2010

UBC Graduate Fellowship, 2008/2009

Argentinean National Research Council (CONICET). Phd 3 year Fellowship, 2008             (Declined because of incompatibility with studies abroad)

UBC Graduate Fellowship, 2007/08

Travel Award International Society of Ethnobiology for International Conference, 2006