I am a cultural anthropologist and currently, a postdoctoral researcher. My research concerns cyclical macroeconomic crises in Argentina and specifically, women entrepreneurs’ experiences of and ways to navigate them. Broadly, I am interested in how gender factors into entrepreneurial practices in an economic environment that is utterly volatile and marked by a history of recurring economic downturns.
I received my Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Emory University, the U.S., in 2020. My dissertation examined aspirations for socioeconomic mobility among mixed-race Argentines. It focused on entrepreneurialism as a platform for accumulating social, cultural and economic capital. I argued that those capitals can give shape to a status category that allows mixed-race people to challenge some of the rigid, historical parameters of race that structure local hierarchies of class. Prior to moving to the U.S., I received my master’s degree in anthropology of material and visual culture from University College London.
I have conducted ethnographic research in Argentina, Brazil, and England. While my current project continues to be rooted in Argentina, my field site now is on the Internet.
• Socioeconomic crises, temporality of crisis
• Socioeconomic mobility
• Latin America