About

Luciana Chamorro is a Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University, in the City of New York. Her dissertation investigates the relationship between politics and emotions by studying contemporary political struggles in post-revolutionary Nicaragua. In the past, Luciana has experimented with participatory filmmaking as an ethnographic methodology as well as a mode of intervening in debates about the politics of memory in her home country, Nicaragua. She was awarded a Davis Projects for Peace Grant to develop a summer-long experimental documentary filmmaking workshop with Nicaraguan youth and produce four short films that engage with Nicaragua’s recent past, exploring the local and intimate histories of the revolution and the civil war based on the experiences of participant’s families. She has also produced, edited and directed a documentary film on the memories of displacement of Nicaraguans from San Juan del Norte, a town that was hard-hit by the Contra War, and how these memories re-membered frame the the politics of the town today. Luciana has a B.A Degree in Anthropology and Visual Arts from Princeton University.

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