- University of North Carolina, Department of Antropology
Arturo Escobar


  • 1978-87 - Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in: The Philosophy, Policy and Planning of Third World Development (Anthropology, Political Economy, Critical Theory), University of California, Berkeley
  • 1976-78 - Master's Degree in Food Science and International Nutrition, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • 1975 - One year of graduate work in biochemistry, Universidad del Valle Medical School
  • 1969-75 - B.S., Chemical Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
  • Anthropology, Political Ecology, Development Studies, Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies of Science and Technology, Political Economy.
Fieldwork Experience
  • Pacific Coast rainforest, Colombia: fieldwork with black communities, black movement activists, and biodiversity conservation planners (January 1993 - January 1994; July 1994-November 1994; Summers 96, 97).
  • Department of National Planning of Colombia: fieldwork with rural development, food and nutrition planning units, Bogotá and Cali (1981-1982; summers 1983, 1990).
Professional Experience
  • beginning January 1, 2000 - Expected Position: Kenan Distinguished Teaching Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Spring, 1999 - Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, Universidad de Barcelona.
  • Fall 1994-Fall 1999 - Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Courses taught: Anthropology of Development, Anthropology of Science and Technology, Theory and Methods in Anthropology, Anthropology of Nature, Cities, Cultures, Ecologies.
  • Fall 1994-Spring 1998 - Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Fall 1993-Spring 1994 - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Smith College.
  • January 1993-December 1993 - Visiting Professor, Departamento de Pedagogía y Cultura, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
  • Fall 1989-Spring 1992 - Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Smith College. Courses taught: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Development Anthropology, History of Anthropological Theory, Agriculture, Hunger, and Economic Development in the Third World, Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Modernity.
  • Fall 1985-Spring 1989 - Lecturer, Latin American Studies Program, Merrill College, University of California, Santa Cruz. Courses taught: Latin America in the World Economy, Economic History of Latin America, Agriculture, Hunger and Economic Development in Latin America, Introduction to Latin American Studies, Issues in Critical Theory and Development, State, Power and the Economy in Latin America, Current Topics in Development.
  • Spring 1980, Fall 1982, Spring 1983 - Teaching Associate, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Conservation and Resource Studies. Course: Global Environmental Problems.
  • July 1981-May 1982 - Research Associate, Department of National Planning of Colombia. Research on national nutrition, health, and rural development policy and planning.
  • July 1980-June 1981 - Research Associate, Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley (Project on Decentralization and Development).
  • Fall 1978-Winter 1980 - Research and Teaching Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Nutritional Sciences.
  • January 1978-August 1978 - Consultant, Department of National Planning of Colombia and UNICEF, (Appropriate Technology Program, National Food and Nutrition Plan).
Other Professional and Administrative Activities
  • Member, Executive Board, Society of Cultural Anthropology.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: Journal of Socialist Ecology (Santa Cruz, CA).
  • Member of Editorial Board, Development (Journal of the Society for International Development, Rome).
  • Member of Editorial Board, Ecología Política (Barcelona).
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Latin American Anthropology.
  • Member of Advisory Board, "Pacific Formations" series, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (Series Editor: Arif Dirlik).
  • Member of Editorial Board, Sage Urban Affairs Annual Review Series (Sally Marston and David Perry, editors).
  • Acting Director, Latin American Studies Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1995-1996 Academic year).
  • Member of Personnel Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1995-96); Curriculum and Graduate Admissions committees (1996-97); Search Committe for Linguistic Anthropology and Graduate Admissions Commitee (1997-98).
Fellowships and Grants
  • 6/98-8/98 - William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Latin American Studies (Umass). Grant for field research in Colombia ($6,000)
  • 6/97-6/98 - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
  • 6/97-6/98 - Fellow, Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University (declined)
  • 6/96-6/87 - Rockefeller Fellow, Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rugters University (declined)
  • 6/95-8/95 - Rockefeller Visiting Fellowship, Center for Cultural Studies, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • 2/94-5/94 - Proyecto Biopacífico (Colombia). Grant for literary review on biodiversity conservation ($4,000)
  • 1/93 - 12/93 - Advanced Area Research Grant for fieldwork in Colombia, Social Science Research Council ($15,000)
  • Research Grant on Current Latin American Issues for fieldwork in Colombia, The Heinz Endowment ($12,000)
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Humanities Division. Grant for group research project in Colombia ($52,000)
  • 7/90 - 7/91 - Jean Picker Fellowship for Faculty Research, Smith College
  • 7/81 - 7/82 - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for fieldwork in Colombia, United Nations University, Tokyo
  • Escobar, A., Enrique Leff After Nature: Re-visioning Sustainability and Conservation (book manuscript).
  • Escobar, A., Hybrid Natures: Cultural and Biological Diversity at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century (book-length project based on fieldwork in Colombia).
  • Escobar, A., "An Ecology of Difference: Equality and Conflict in a Glocalized World." In Lourdes Arizpe (ed.) World Culture Report 2. Paris: UNESCO.
  • Escobar, A., "Place, Nature and Culture in Discourses of Globalization." In A. Mirsepassi, (ed.) Global/Local: Re-visioning the Area Study Debate (volume in preparation).
  • Escobar, A., "Place, Power and Networks in Globalization and Postdevelopment." In Karin Wilkins, (ed.) Re-developing Communcations for Social Change (In press).
  • Escobar, A., "Placing Nature: Local Knowledge and Alternative Worlds." In The Explanation of Nature: Biology and the Ethnographic Record. E. Krebs, (ed.) Washington: Wilson Center/Smithsonian Institution (in press).
  • Escobar, A., "Fragments of the City of Cali (Italo Calvino In Memoriam)." In Steve Pile and Nigel Thrift, (eds.) Cities A/Z: Urban Fragments. (in press).

  • 1999
  • Escobar, A., "Whose Knowlege, Whose Nature? Biodiversity Conservation and Social Movements Political Ecology." Journal of Political Ecology (electronic journal).
  • Escobar, A., "After Nature: Steps to an Anti-essentialist Political Ecology." Current Anthropology 40 (1): 1-30.
  • Escobar, A., "Gender, Place and Networks. A Political Ecology of Cyberculture." In Wendy Harcourt, (ed). Women@Internet. Creating New Cultures in Cyberspace. London: Zed Books.
  • Escobar, A., Review of Janine Wedel, Collision and Collusion. The Strange Case of Western Aid to Eastern Europe, 1989-1998 (New York: St. Martin’s Press). American Ethnologist (in press).
  • Escobar, A., Review of J.K. Gibson-Graham, The End of Capitalism (as we knew it) (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1996). Rethinking Marxism (in press).
  • Escobar, A., Antropología en la Modernidad: Cultura y Politica en las Sociedades Contemporaneas.. Bogotá: Instituto Colombiano de Antropología (in press).

  • 1998
  • Escobar, A., "Nature, Political Ecology, and Social Practice: Toward an Academic and Political Agenda" (with Soren Hvalkof). In Alan Goodman and Thomas Leatherman, (eds). Building a New Biocultural Synthesis: Political-Economic Perspectives in Biological Anthropology. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Escobar, A., S. Alvarez and E. Dagnino (eds.), "Introduction: The Cultural and the Political in Latin American Social Movements" In Cultures of Politics/Politics of Culture: Revisioning Latin American Social Movements, Boulder: Westview Press, Pp. 1-32.
  • Escobar, A., Libia Grueso and Carlos Rosero, "The Process of Black Community Organizing in the Pacific Coast of Colombia", In S. Alvarez, E. Dagnino and A. Escobar, (eds.) Cultures of Politics/Politics of Culture: Revisioning Latin American Social Movements, Boulder: Westview Press, Pp. 196-219.
  • Escobar, A., "Conclusion. Imagining a Postdevelopment Era." M. Whiteford and S. Whiteford, (eds.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, In Crossing Currents. Continuity and Change in Latin America. Pp. 502-514 (reprint of Chapter 6 from Encountering Development).
  • Escobar, A., "The 'Problem of Nature' Revisited: History and Anthropology" (review essay of four books). Current Anthropology 39(3): 385-388.

  • 1997
  • Escobar, A., "The Laughter of Culture." Development 40(4): 20-24.
  • Escobar, A., "Anthropology and Development." International Social Science Journal 154: 497-516.
  • Escobar, A., "The Making and Unmaking of the Third World Through Development." In: The Post-Development Reader. Majid Rahnema and Victoria Bawtree, eds. Pp. 85-93. London: ZED Books (reprinted excerpt from Encountering Development).
  • Escobar, A., "Cultural Politics and Biological Diversity: State, Capital and Social Movements in the Pacific Coast of Colombia." In Orin Starn and Richard Fox, (eds.) Culture and Social Protest: Between Resistance and Revolution. Pp. 40-64. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. Reprinted in David Lloyd and Lisa Lowe (eds): The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital, New York: Routledge. Pp. 201-226.
  • Escobar, A., Book Review: Anja Nygren, Forest, Power, and Development. Costa Rican Peasants in a Changing Environment (Helsinki: The Finnish Anthropological Society, 1995). Bulletin of Latin American Research 16(1): 123-124.
  • Escobar, A. and Pablo González Casanova, (ed.) "El Final del Salvaje: Anthropología y Nuevas Tecnologías". Colección Las Ciencias y las Humanidades en los Umbrales del Siglo XXI. México, DF: UNAM (con video acompañante).
  • Escobar, A. "Biodiversidad, Naturaleza y Cultura: Localidad y Globalidad en las Estrategias de Conservación." Colección el Mundo Actual. México: UNAM/CIICH.
  • Escobar, A. "Antropologia y Desarrollo". Revista Internacional de Ciencias Sociales 154 (version electronica).
  • Escobar, A., "Política Cultural y Biodiversidad: Estado, Capital y Movimientos Sociales en el Pacífico Colombiano". In María V. Uribe y Eduardo Restrepo, (eds.): Antropología en la Modernidad, Bogotá, ICAN. Pp. 173-206.
  • Escobar, A., "El Proceso Organizativo de Comunidades Negras en el Pacífico Sur Colombiano". Ecología Política 14: 47-64.

  • 1996
  • Escobar, A., "Constructing Nature: Elements for a Poststructuralist Political Ecology." In . Richard Peet and Michael Watts (eds.), Liberation Ecologies: Environment, Development, Social Movements Pp. 46-68. London: Routledge. Reprinted in Futures 28(4): 325-344, 1996.
  • Escobar, A. and Alvaro Pedrosa (eds.), Pacífico, Desarrollo o Diversidad? Estado, Capital y Movimientos Sociales en el Pacífico Colombiano. Bogotá: CEREC/Ecofondo, 1996.
  • Escobar, A., "Viejas y Nuevas formas de Capital y los Dilemas de la Biodiversidad." En: Pacífico: Desarrollo o Diversidad?. A. Escobar y A. Pedrosa, eds. Pp. 109-131. Bogotá: CEREC/Ecofondo.
  • Escobar, A. and J.A. Grueso, "Las Cooperativas Agrarias y la Modernización de los Agricultores." In A. Escobar and A. Pedrosa, (eds.) Pacífico: Desarrollo o Diversidad?. Pp. 90-108. Bogotá: CEREC/Ecofondo.
  • Escobar, A., "Planificación." In Wolfgang Sachs, (ed.), El Diccionario del Desarrollo, Lima: PRATEC, Pp. 216-234.

  • 1995
  • Escobar, A., Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World, Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Best Book Award, New England Council of Latin American Studies, 1996). Also published as La Invención del Desarrollo: Construcción y Deconstrucción del Tercer Mundo. Bogotá: Editorial Norma, 1998.
  • Escobar, A., "`Living' in Cyberia?." Organization 2(3/4): 533-537. Also published as "The United Nations and the End of Development." Development 1995 (4): 22-26, 1995.
  • Escobar, A., Book Review: Peter Wade, Blackness and Race Mixture: The Dynamics of Racial Identity in Colombia (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993). Development and Change 26(3): 610-612.
  • Escobar, A., Book Review: R. Hobart, ed. Anthropological Critiques of Development. The Growth of Ignorance. (London: Routledge, 1993). American Ethnologist 22(3): 624.

  • 1994
  • Escobar, A., "Welcome to Cyberia: Notes on the Anthropology of Cyberculture." Current Anthropology 35(3): 211-231, 1994. Reprinted in: Futures 27(4): 409-422, 1995. Reprinted in Z. Sardar and J. Ravetz, (eds). Cyberfutures, London: Pluto Press, 1996. Pp. 111-137.
  • Escobar, A., "El Desarrollo Sostenible: Diálogo de Discursos". Revista Foro 23: 98-112. Reprinted in Jorge A. Bernal, (ed.) Integración y Equidad: Democracia, Desarrollo y Política Social.. Bogotá: Corporación S.O.S. Colombia, 1994, Pp. 139-162. Reprinted in Ecología Política 9: 7-26, 1995.

  • 1993
  • Escobar, A., "El Pacífico Colombiano: Entidad Desarrollable o Laboratorio para el Postdesarrollo?" (con Alvaro Pedrosa). Revista Universidad del Valle 5: 34-46. Reprinted in: El Límite de la Civilización Industrial: Perspectivas Latinoamericanas en Torno al Desarrollo. Edgardo Lander, ed. Pp. 83-98. Caracas: Nueva Sociedad, 1995.
  • Escobar, A., "Tropezando con el Desarrollo: Construcción y Deconstrucción del Tercer Mundo". In Afirmación Cultural Andina. PRATEC, ed. Pp. 245-276. Lima: PRATEC.

  • 1992
  • Escobar, A. and Sonia Alvarez (eds), The Making of Social Movements in Latin America: Identity, Strategy, and Democracy, Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Escobar, A. "The Limits of Reflexivity: Politics in Anthropology's Post-Writing Culture Era." Journal of Anthropological Research 49(4): 377-392.
  • Escobar, A. "Culture, Practice, and Politics: Anthropology and the Study of Social Movements." Critique of Anthropology 12(4): 395-431.
  • Escobar, A. "Reflections on Development: Grassroots Approaches and Alternative Politics in the Third World." Futures 24(5): 411-436. Reprinted in Bruce Lloyd, (ed.) Framing the Future: A 21st Century Reader, London: Adamantine Press, 1998, Pp. 577-614.
  • Escobar, A., "Imagining a Postdevelopment Era? Critical Thought, Development, and Social Movements." Social Text 31/32: 20-56. Reprinted in Jonathan Crush (ed.) The Power of Development, New York: Routledge, 1995, Pp. 211-227. Reprinted in Bryan Roberts, Charles Wood, and Bob Cushing (eds), The Sociology of Development (2 vols.), Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. (in press).
  • Escobar, A., "Introduction: Theory and Protest in Latin America Today." In A. Escobar and Sonia Alvarez (eds), The Making of Social Movements in Latin America: Identity, Strategy, and Democracy, Boulder: Westview Press. Pp. 1-18.
  • Escobar, A., "Culture, Economics and Politics in Latin American Social Movements Theory and Research." In A. Escobar, and Sonia Alvarez (eds), The Making of Social Movements in Latin America: Identity, Strategy, and Democracy, Boulder: Westview Press., Pp. 62-88.
  • Escobar, A., "Conclusion: Theoretical and Political Horizons of Change in Contemporary Latin American Social Movements." In A. Escobar and Sonia Alvarez (eds), The Making of Social Movements in Latin America: Identity, Strategy, and Democracy, Boulder: Westview Press., Pp. 317-330.
  • Escobar, A., "Planning." In Wolfgang Sachs, (ed.) The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power, London: Zed Books, Pp. 132-145. Reprinted in Development Studies: A Reader. Stuart Corbridge, ed. Pp. 64-77. Cambridge: Edward Arnold, 1995.
  • Escobar, A., Book Review: Susana DeValle, La Diversidad Prohibida. Resistencia Etnica y Poder de Estado (Mexico, D.F.: El Colegio de México, 1989). Society and Natural Resources 5(2): 201-201.
  • Escobar, A., Book Review: Stephen Gudeman and Alberto Rivera, Conversations in Colombia: The Domestic Economy in Life and Text (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990). Journal of Latin American Studies 23(3): 643-644.
  • Escobar, A., Book Review: James Dietz and Dilmus James, Progress Towards Development in Latin America. From Prebisch to Technological Autonomy (Boulder: Lynn Reinner, 1990). Latin American Anthropology Review 3(2): 70-71.

  • 1991
  • Escobar, A., Book Review: "Anthropology and the Development Encounter: The Making and Marketing of Development Anthropology." American Ethnologist 18(4): 16-40.
  • Escobar, A., Book Review: James Ferguson, The Anti-Politics Machine: Development, Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990). American Ethnologist 18(3): 618-620. Also in Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 2(3): 137-141, 1991.
  • Escobar, A., "Imaginando un Futuro: Pensamiento Crítico, Desarrollo y Movimientos Sociales". In Margarita López Maya, (ed.) Desarrollo y Democracia. Caracas: Nueva Sociedad, Pp. 135-170.

  • 1989
  • Escobar, A., "The Professionalization and Institutionalization of Development in Colombia, 1945-1960." International Journal of Educational Development 9(2): 138-154.
  • Escobar, A., "Desarrollismo, Ecologismo, y Nuevos Movimientos Sociales: Contribución al Debate Naturaleza-Sociedad". In Ecobíos. El Desarrollo Sostenible: Estrategias, Políticas y Acciones. INDERENA, ed. Pp. 199-210. Bogotá: INDERENA.

  • 1988
  • Escobar, A., Sonia Alvarez and Evelina Dagnino (eds.), Cultures of Politics/Politics of Cultures: Revisioning Latin American Social Movements, Boulder: Westview Press.
  • Escobar, A., "Power and Visibility: Development and the Invention and Management of the Third World." Cultural Anthropology 3(4): 428-443.

  • 1986
  • Escobar, A., "La Invención del Desarrollo en Colombia", Lecturas de Economía 20: 9-36.

  • 1984
  • Escobar, A., "Discourse and Power in Development: Michel Foucault and the Relevance of his Work to the Third World." Alternatives 10(3): 377-400. Reprinted in Thomas Jacobson (ed.) Theoretical Prospects for Participatory Communications Research, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers (in press).

  • 1981
  • Escobar, A., "’Chicha’: An Indigenous Maize Beer of the Andes." In Keith Steinkraus (ed.), Handbook of Indigenous Fermented Foods. New York.
Recent Presentations
  • Selected Invited Lectures (Keynote, plenary and distinguished lectures; listed below): U. of Manchester (Simon Visiting Professor); U. of Texas (1998); U. of Iowa, Society for International Development 40th Meeting, Society for Cultural Anthropology Meetings (1997); U. Massachusetts, Amherst; Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Bamako (1996); Helsinki, Kentucky (1994); Caracas (1993); Minnesota (1992).
  • "Place, Nature and Culture in Discourses of Globalization." University of Manchester, Dept. of Anthropology (May 16, 1999); Oxford University, Dept. of Geography (May 14, 1999); University of Copenhagen, Institute of Anthropology (March 1999); Five College Symposium on "Global/Local: Re-visioning the Area Studies Debate," Hampshire College, October 16-17, 1998. Also given at Wesleyan center for the Humanities, October 5, 1998; Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (Plenary speaker for International Conference on Development and the Environment, August 24-27, 1998).
  • "Gender, Place and Networks: A Political Ecology of Cyberculture." Keynote speech, conference on "Re-developing Communcations for Social Change," University of Texas, Austin, June 11-13, 1998. Also presented at Conference on Gender and Globalization, UC Berkeley, March 11-14, 1998.
  • "The Place of Nature and the Nature of Place: Globalization or Postdevelopment?." University of Chicago, November 10, 1997. Also at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geography, Boston, April 25-28, 1998. University of Guelph, September 1997.
  • "Placing Nature: Local Knowledge and Alternative Worlds." II International Congress of Ethnobotany, Mérida, México, October 12-17, 1997.
  • "Staging Nature: America from the Perspective of a Rainforest Black Movement in Colombia". Presented at Harvard/Darmouth Conference on "Politics of Public Space: Re-Imagining the Americas," Darmouth College, May 9, 1997.
  • "Globalization or Postdevelopment? Noncapitalist Economies and Cultures in the Neo-Liberal Age." Society for Cultural Anthropology bi-annual meeting, May 16-18, 1997 (plenary speaker).
  • "The Laughter of Culture." Society for International Development 40th Meeting, Santiago de Compostela, May 20-24, 1997 (closing plenary).
  • "Place, Economy and Culture in the Postdevelopment Era". Dept. of Anthropology, Universidad de Barcelona (April 1999); Dept. of Anthropology, Duke University, April 25, 1997.
  • Ida Beam Visiting Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa (four lectures on the anthropology of development, social movements, nature, and science and technology), March 10-14, 1997
  • "El Final del Salvaje: Antropología y Nuevas Tecnologías". Presented at Seminar on "The Sciences and the Humanities at the Dawn of the XXI Century," Centro de Invesitigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, UNAM, Mexico City, January 12-17, 1997.
  • "Social Movements, Globalization and Postdevelopment." Conference on Rethinking Marxism, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, December 8, 1996 (plenary speaker).
  • "After Nature: Steps to an Anti-essentialist Political Ecology." Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University, October 29, 1996 (distinguished lecture).
  • "Imagining a Postdevelopment Era." University of Pittsburgh, November 8, 1996 (keynote speaker); Ecole Normale Superieur, Bamako, Mali, July 3, 1996 (keynote speaker); CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal, July 12, 1996.
  • "Cultura, natureza e capital: O organico e o híbrido na virada do século" (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 6/16/95; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, 7/12/95; Universidade Estadual Fluminense, Niteroi, 7/24/95; Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 8/2/95).
  • "Culture, Capital, and Nature: Organicity and Hybridity in the Late Twentieth Century" (University of Helsinki, Anthropology Department, 10/18/95; Berkeley, Geography Department, 9/14/95; New York University, Anthropology Department, 2/9/95; Syracuse University, Anthropology/Geography Department, 4/7/95).
  • "Cultural Politics and Biological Diversity: State, Capital and Social Movements in the Pacific Coast of Colombia" (Anthropology Department, Princeton University, November 16, 1994; Geography Department, Clark University, April 19, 1994; Latin American Studies, Yale University, April 12, 1994; Anthropology Department, CUNY Graduate Center/Hunter College, March 3, 1994; XVIII LASA Congress, Atlanta, March 10-13, 1994; MIT, "Peoples and States" series, February 6, 1996).
  • "Gender and Ethnicity in Discourses of Biodiversity". III Biennial Meeting of the International Society of Ecological Economics. San José, Costa Rica, October 24-28, 1994.
  • "Poststructuralism and Development: Recent Trends in Development Studies". Knowledge/Power/Development Seminar, Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 1994 (plenary speaker); Social Theory Lecture Series, University of Kentucky, Lexington, March 1, 1994 (special invitation).
  • "Biodiversidad y Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual: Tendencias Presentes". Proyecto Biopacífico, Bogotá, Septiembre 2 de 1994.
  • "La Razón como Cultura: Introducción a la Antropología de la Modernidad". Instituto Colombiano de Antropología, Bogotá, Diciembre 9, 1993; Universidad del Valle, Cali, Departamento de Sociología, Septiembre 25, 1993.
  • "El Desarrollo Sostenible: Diálogo de Discursos." Seminar "La Formación del Futuro: Necesidad de un Compromiso con el Desarrollo Sostenible," Universidad Complutense, Madrid, August 23-26, 1993; Fundación Herencia Verde, Cali, Agosto 1993.
  • "Hybrid Cultures, Ecological Capital, and Postdevelopment: `The Alternative' as a Research Question and a Social Practice." Meeting "Alternatives to the Greening of Economics," Bellagio, Italy, August 1-6, 1993.
  • "Modelos de Desarrollo Alternativos." XIX Congreso Latinoamericano de Sociología, Caracas, Venezuela, May 30-June 4, 1993 (Plenary speaker).
  • "The Emergence of Development as a Regime of Representation in Colombia in the Early Post-World War II Period." 34th Meeting of the International Studies Association, Acapulco, Mexico, March 23-27, 1993.
  • "From Organism to Cyborg: Notes on the Political Economy of Biology, Nature, and Sustainable Development." Wenner-Gren Symposium "Political-Economic Perspectives in Biological Anthropology," Cabo San Lucas, October, 1992.
  • "Reflections on Development: 1980s Critiques and 1990s Reconstructions." MacArthur Lecture Series, Institute of International Studies, University of Minnesota, January 17, 1992 (plenary). (Also given at the Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, April 10, 1992; Swarthmore College, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, October 12, 1992; Columbia University, Dept. of Anthropology, January 21, 1993; Women in Development Seminar, Cornell University, Dec. 5, 1991).
  • Kay Warren, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
  • Stephen Gudeman, Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota
  • Paul Rabinow, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sonia E. Alvarez, Board of Studies in Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Sherry Ortner, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
  • Lourdes Benería, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
References in Political Ecology
  • Dianne Rocheleau, Department of Geography, Clark University
  • Joan Martínez Alier, Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Barcelona.
  • Enrique Leff, Director, Red de Formación Ambiental, Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, PNUMA, México.
  • Ricchard Norgaard, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley.
References in Latin America
  • Orlando Fals Borda, Instituto de Estudios Politicos y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota
  • Anibal Quijano, Universidad Nacional de San Marcos, Lima
  • Evelina Dagnino, Area de Cultura y Politica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas.
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