Marisol de la Cadena
Marisol de la Cadena is an anthropologist who teaches at the University of California-Davis. She studied at the Catholic University of Lima, at Durham University (in the UK), at the École des Hautes Études (Paris) and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). Her first book, Mestizos Indígenas (Indigenous Mestizos), deals with the way in which racial education in Latin America creates racial hierarchies with both cultural and biological notions. In her latest book Seres-Tierra. Ecologías de Práctica a través de Mundos en los Andes (Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds), Marisol converses with Mariano and Nazario Turpo (father and son and Quechua speakers, born in Cuzco in a remote village and located near Ausangate - a mountain and central feature in the book) about the partial connections (the incommensurabilities that also overlap) between their worlds.
Marisol de la Cadena currently carries out field work in Colombia, where she visits livestock farms, talks to veterinarians and takes part in animal anatomy classes to understand the relationships between cattle and humans.