Andrés González Dinamarca

andres gonzalez dinamarca

DPhil Student

Harris Manchester College

Andrés González Dinamarca (Rancagua, 1991). I have two degrees in Social Anthropology (2019 and 2016) from the Universidad de Chile, and currently I am on the 2nd year of the DPhil in Anthropology (University of Oxford). My work focuses on Mapuche nation-people’s culture, from a perspective of epistemic justice and ontological self-determination. I am particularly interested in the interactions between humans and the spiritual world (cosmopolitics), through instances like dreaming and the ceremonial life, also in the development of Indigenous scholarship and self-representation. I am of Mapuche Pikumche descent, and I have engaged with the process of Mapuche cultural and linguistic revitalization in urban contexts since 2017.

  Currently I am the treasurer of the Oxford University Anthropological Society (OUAS).

Research: How life is. Mapuche epistemic structures and the nature of the real.

Research interests: ontological turn, contemporary ethnography, Indigenous scholars, decolonization, history of anthropology, South American ethnology.

Publications:

(2017). "La invención de la cosmovisión mapuche en la antropología de María Ester Grebe", Actas del IX Congreso de Antropología Chileno, Castro, Chile.

Papers presented:

(2019a). "The immediation of the divine. Notes on Mapuche spiritual entanglement", ASA19, Norwich, UK.
(2019b). "Ad mongen. La teoría cosmovisional y la antropología mapuche", X Congreso de Antropología Chileno, Temuco, Chile.

Other resources:

Interview from the Chilean Anthropologists Association, about the ethnographic work of Dr. María Ester Grebe (1928-2012)f, August 2020 (in Spanish).

Opinion column published in Le Monde Diplomatique (Chilean edition), November 2021 (in Spanish).

Email: andres.gonzalezdinamarca@anthro.ox.ac.uk

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