I am a student at Rice University, studying both Anthropology and History. Since Fall 2017, I have researched two types of displacement in two different areas of Houston. First, is an independent research on the ethical projects undertaken by homeless subjects and those who work with them (counselors, social workers, church members, volunteers etc.) in downtown Houston. Second, is research for an NSF RAPID funded project to understand inundated residents’ decisions to relocate or repair their residences after frequent flooding events, and how floods have affected the political subjectivity of this population.
Through my research in Lima, I seek to understand “transience” as a multifaceted and intersectional experience that extends across different displaced populations in the city. I plan to research transient subjects in Lima, a major migration center in South America, and an economic hub that promises urban work opportunities to transient persons. This website serves to display images and ethnographic descriptions of the experiences of displaced persons in a city that stands as the crossroads between environmental, political, and economic dispossession
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