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Dr Luis Angosto Ferrández

PhD Queen's University of Belfast, MPhil University College Cork, BA (Licenciatura) Universidad de Granada
Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, and the Department of Anthropology.

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5227

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Biographical details

Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández is a lecturer in the departments of Anthropology and Latin American Studies. He has extensive fieldwork experience in Latin America and Spain and has lived, worked and researched in Venezuela for nearly a decade. In addition to his scholarly work, he is a contributor to various public media outlets.

His interests include the study of forms of collective action and the construction of political identities in Latin America and Europe. He is also interested in the analysis of contemporary capitalism and the ways in which human relations affect and are affected by the creation of new forms of commodities and property.

Research interests

I have an ongoing research interest and expertise in Latin American politics. I recently completed a book monograph analysing the legacy of Hugo Chávez’s governments in the shaping of forms of collective action among indigenous peoples in Venezuela, and other recent work in this area includes an edited volume on geopolitics and the new regionalism in Latin America in which I developed theory, partly based on theories of identity formation, to analyse the impact of Bolivarian foreign policy beyond the continent.

I am also developing comparative work on race and ethnic relations in Latin America, with a particular focus on forms of categorisation and their impact on everyday life and politics. In relation to this work I have coordinated two projects analysing national censuses throughout the continent, with a focus on theorising the impact of census designs and results on identity formation and public policy.

The analysis of contemporary capitalism and the ways in which human sociality affects and is affected by the creation of new forms of commodities and property is another area in which I develop research. I have recently completed a volume on anthropological approaches to the study of value and new forms of sociality in the world economy.

Teaching and supervision

Units of Study

  • ANTH2629 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • INGS1006 Global Culture and Society
  • SPAN2615 Indigenous Movements in Latin America
  • SPAN2616 Citizenship in Spain and Latin America
  • SPAN3625 New Latin American Geopolitics of Power

Current PhD projects

Project: The sexual and reproductive experiences of women living in the south of Costa Rica
Role: Associate Supervisor; Dr Cynthia Hunter, Principal Supervisor

Project:Intercultural Health at the Frontier of Expanding Nation-States: The Contested Amazonian Border Region of Ecuador and Peru. This project examines the hybridisation between indigenous and western medical practice in communities experiencing the expansion of modernity from the nation-state centres of Ecuador and Peru into the remote, jungle regions of these nations' territories

Role: Associate Supervisor; Dr Vek Lewis, Principal Supervisor

Project:Decentralisation of indigenous policy in cross-border regions (Chile, Bolivia and Peru)
Role: Associate Supervisor; Dr Fernanda Peñaloza, Principal Supervisor

Current MPhil projects
Project: Self-determination, colonialism and capitalism: an examination of Australian, Spanish (Basque country) and Bolivian cases
Role: Co-supervisor (with Dr Barrie Wharton)

Current research students

Project title Research student
Development for/from Indigenous Communities within Cross-Border Territories: The experience of The Aymara People at Northern Chile Dante CHOQUE CASERES

Current projects

I am currently finalising a book manuscript on “modern accumulation”, a concept with which I am trying to theorise and explain processes of active incorporation of subaltern groups (including indigenous peoples) into capitalism.

I am also developing a comparative research project on perceptions of race and ethnicity among visually impaired people in Chile and Venezuela.

Associations

Member of the Editorial Committee of AIBR (Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana) and Review Editor for the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research (JILAR)

In the media

Interviewed at SBS Radio, 26 July 2016, on report entitled "What is the Census and why do we do it?". Available here.

Interviewed at SBS Radio (Spanish), 21 July 2016, on report entitled "Fear of Muslims divides Australians". SBS link here. Podcast available here.

On June 22nd I was interviewed (live) at "Primetime", a news and current affairs program on TBS eFM (http://www.tbs.seoul.kr/efm/Primetime), South Korea's most widely listened-to English language radio station. The topic of the interview was the current situation in Venezuela amid widespread food shortages and political unrest.

SSPS Review (University of Sydney), "Colour-Blind Societies: Perceptions of Race and Ethnicity Amongst Visually Impaired People", Issue 3, 24-25.

SBS Radio, 24 April 2016, Debate on the topic 'Witches' on "Vitamina L". Available here and here.

'El futuro de la política venezolana en manos indígenas' [The future of Venezuelan politics in indigenous hands, Publico.es and Nuevatribuna.es, 9 February 2016. Available here and here.

Voice of America radio interviews with Victor Beattie on post-electoral politics in Venezuela, January 2016.

ABC Radio National, 26 February 2014, Venezuela protests leave 13 dead and opposition leader jailed. Available on the ABC website here; and the mp3 for download is available here.

The Conversation, 24 March 2014, Don’t write off Maduro: why Venezuela is not another Ukraine.

A full curriculum vitae is available for download, above top right under the contact details.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2015). Venezuela Reframed: Bolivarianism, indigenous peoples and socialisms of the 21st century. London: Zed Books Ltd. [More Information]

Edited Books

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L., Kradolfer, S. (2015). The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses. UK: Routledge (Taylor and Francis). [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent. New York: Routledge.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L., Kradolfer, S. (2012). Everlasting Countdowns: Race, Ethnicity and National Censuses in Latin American States. Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent. In Luis Angosto-Ferrandez (Eds.), Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent, (pp. 1-12). New York: Routledge.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). Indigenous Peoples, Populist Logics and Polarization: Understanding the Pivotal Role of Indigeneity in Venezuelan Elections. In Luis Angosto-Ferrandez (Eds.), Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent, (pp. 119-146). New York: Routledge.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). Ordering Discontent: Domestic and International Dynamics of the Bolivarian Revolution. In Luis Angosto-Ferrandez (Eds.), Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent, (pp. 177-194). New York: Routledge.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). National Censuses and Indigeneity in Venezuela. In Luis Fernando Angosto Ferrandez and Sabine Kradolfer (Eds.), Everlasting Countdowns: Race, Ethnicity and National Censuses in Latin American States, (pp. 221-263). Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L., Kradolfer, S. (2012). Race, Ethnicity and National Censuses in Latin American States: Comparative Perspectives. In Luis Fernando Angosto Ferrandez and Sabine Kradolfer (Eds.), Everlasting Countdowns: Race, Ethnicity and National Censuses in Latin American States, (pp. 1-40). Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2007). Demarcacion de tierras y el concepto de territorio en el pueblo Pemon: efectos de un proceso de textualizacion. In Lino Meneses Pacheco, Gladys Gordones Rojas, Jacqueline Clarac (Eds.), Lecturas Antropologicas de Venezuela, (pp. 453-460). Merida, Venezuela: Editorial Venezolana C.A.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2007). Translating Territories: Mapping Codes of Power among the Pemon People, Venezuela. In Stephen Kelly, David Johnston (Eds.), Betwixt and Between: Place and Cultural Translation, (pp. 108-121). Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journals

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2016). Indigenous peoples, social movements and the legacy of Hugo Chávez's governments (forthcoming). Latin American Perspectives: a journal on capitalism and socialism.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2015). Epistemología, poder y cultura en las antropologías del sur: la mirada de Esteban Krotz. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana (Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology), 10(1), 9-26. [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). From 'café con leche' to 'o café o leche': national identity, mestizaje and census politics in contemporary Venezuela. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 20(3), 373-398. [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L., Kradolfer, S. (2014). The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses: Introduction to a Special Issue. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 20(3), 321-327. [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). Anthropology, humanism and civic responsibilities: a conversation with Thomas Hylland Eriksen. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana (Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology), 8(2), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). Mundo perdido, paraiso encontrado: lugar, identidad y produccionen la Gran Sabana, Venezuela (Lost world, found paradise: Place, identity and production in Gran Sabana, Venezuela). Revista Colombiana de Antropologia, 49(1), 11-43.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). Ways of living: Tim Ingold on culture, biology and the anthropological task. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana (Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology), 8(3), 285-301.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Indigenous Participation and Representation in Venezuelan Electoral Processese (Participacion y representacion indigena en los procesos electorales venezolanos). America Latina Hoy, 60, 153-182.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). The omnivorous science: Jean and John Comaroff on the politics of anthropology, capitalism and contemporary states. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana (Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology), 7(3), 272-296.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2011). La competencia por la representacion indigena en las elecciones venezolanas (2004- 2010). Cuestiones Politicas, 27(6), 13-54.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2010). Pueblos indigenas, multiculturalismo y la nueva geometria del poder en Venezuela. Cuadernos del CENDES, 27(73), 97-132.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2009). Bolivar, espejo de la revolucion: los comicios regionales (2008) en Guayana. Revista Venezolana de Economia y Ciencias Sociales, 15(3), 13-35.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2009). Bolívar, espejo de la revolución: los comicios regionales (2008) en Guayana. Revista Venezolana de Economía y Ciencias Sociales, 15(3), 13-35.
  • Angosto, L. (2009). Donde lo pemon se torna indigena: perspectivas etnograficas para el estudio de las politicas etnicas y la conciencia colectiva. Antropologica, Tomo LIII(111-112), 13-34.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2008). Pueblos indigenas, guaicaipurismo y socialismo del siglo XXI en Venezuela. Antropologica, Tomo LII(110), 9-33.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2002). On the relationship between anthropology and literature, with a brief examination of Mario Vargas Llosa's El Hablador. Beascna, 1(2002), 101-116.

Conferences

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). Cosmopolitics, neoliberalism and capitalist earth-beings: some reflections before we go (even further away) beyond "modern politics". A post-human world? Rethinking Anthropology and the Human Condition, Australia: Anthropology Department, University of Sydney.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). From "cafe con leche" to "o cafe o leche": race, ethnicity and national identity in contemporary Venezuela. 31st International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington DC, USA.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Is there an indigenous movement in Venezuela? Civil society, the state and ideologically diverging political interest in indigenous activism. Xth AILASA Biennial Conference, Victoria University, Wellington.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Material and immaterial human mobility: the link between identity and material production as an argument against culturalism in the analysis of human conflict. Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2012, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Procesos productivos y diversificacion identitaria en la Gran Sabana, Venezuela:algunos problemas de la dicotomizacion "indigena" vs "non-indigena". 3rd Latin American Congress of Anthropology (ALA 2012), Santiago, Chile.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Race and ethnic categorisation in Latin American censuses (19th, 20th and 21st centuries): perspectives for comparative analysis. Sydney University Research Community for Latin America, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Towards a culture of materialism in human rights: arguments for socialising environments and their relation to human diversities. Culture and Rights: scepticism, hostility and mutuality Conference, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2011). Anthropology, politics and heritage: the relations between man and territory in defence of cultural heritage'. Seventh Cycle of Conferences Catedra Arzobispo Loazes, Sede Universitaria de Orihuela, Universidad de Alicante.

Other

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2010), Actores y estrategias en el movimiento indigena venezolano, 1998-2010: de la sociedad civil al aparato estatal.

2016

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2016). Indigenous peoples, social movements and the legacy of Hugo Chávez's governments (forthcoming). Latin American Perspectives: a journal on capitalism and socialism.

2015

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2015). Epistemología, poder y cultura en las antropologías del sur: la mirada de Esteban Krotz. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana (Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology), 10(1), 9-26. [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L., Kradolfer, S. (2015). The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses. UK: Routledge (Taylor and Francis). [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2015). Venezuela Reframed: Bolivarianism, indigenous peoples and socialisms of the 21st century. London: Zed Books Ltd. [More Information]

2014

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent. In Luis Angosto-Ferrandez (Eds.), Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent, (pp. 1-12). New York: Routledge.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent. New York: Routledge.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). From 'café con leche' to 'o café o leche': national identity, mestizaje and census politics in contemporary Venezuela. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 20(3), 373-398. [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). Indigenous Peoples, Populist Logics and Polarization: Understanding the Pivotal Role of Indigeneity in Venezuelan Elections. In Luis Angosto-Ferrandez (Eds.), Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent, (pp. 119-146). New York: Routledge.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2014). Ordering Discontent: Domestic and International Dynamics of the Bolivarian Revolution. In Luis Angosto-Ferrandez (Eds.), Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent, (pp. 177-194). New York: Routledge.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L., Kradolfer, S. (2014). The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses: Introduction to a Special Issue. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 20(3), 321-327. [More Information]

2013

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). Anthropology, humanism and civic responsibilities: a conversation with Thomas Hylland Eriksen. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana (Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology), 8(2), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). Cosmopolitics, neoliberalism and capitalist earth-beings: some reflections before we go (even further away) beyond "modern politics". A post-human world? Rethinking Anthropology and the Human Condition, Australia: Anthropology Department, University of Sydney.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). From "cafe con leche" to "o cafe o leche": race, ethnicity and national identity in contemporary Venezuela. 31st International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington DC, USA.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). Mundo perdido, paraiso encontrado: lugar, identidad y produccionen la Gran Sabana, Venezuela (Lost world, found paradise: Place, identity and production in Gran Sabana, Venezuela). Revista Colombiana de Antropologia, 49(1), 11-43.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2013). Ways of living: Tim Ingold on culture, biology and the anthropological task. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana (Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology), 8(3), 285-301.

2012

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L., Kradolfer, S. (2012). Everlasting Countdowns: Race, Ethnicity and National Censuses in Latin American States. Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [More Information]
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Indigenous Participation and Representation in Venezuelan Electoral Processese (Participacion y representacion indigena en los procesos electorales venezolanos). America Latina Hoy, 60, 153-182.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Is there an indigenous movement in Venezuela? Civil society, the state and ideologically diverging political interest in indigenous activism. Xth AILASA Biennial Conference, Victoria University, Wellington.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Material and immaterial human mobility: the link between identity and material production as an argument against culturalism in the analysis of human conflict. Australian Anthropological Society Conference 2012, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). National Censuses and Indigeneity in Venezuela. In Luis Fernando Angosto Ferrandez and Sabine Kradolfer (Eds.), Everlasting Countdowns: Race, Ethnicity and National Censuses in Latin American States, (pp. 221-263). Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Procesos productivos y diversificacion identitaria en la Gran Sabana, Venezuela:algunos problemas de la dicotomizacion "indigena" vs "non-indigena". 3rd Latin American Congress of Anthropology (ALA 2012), Santiago, Chile.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Race and ethnic categorisation in Latin American censuses (19th, 20th and 21st centuries): perspectives for comparative analysis. Sydney University Research Community for Latin America, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L., Kradolfer, S. (2012). Race, Ethnicity and National Censuses in Latin American States: Comparative Perspectives. In Luis Fernando Angosto Ferrandez and Sabine Kradolfer (Eds.), Everlasting Countdowns: Race, Ethnicity and National Censuses in Latin American States, (pp. 1-40). Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). The omnivorous science: Jean and John Comaroff on the politics of anthropology, capitalism and contemporary states. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana (Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology), 7(3), 272-296.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2012). Towards a culture of materialism in human rights: arguments for socialising environments and their relation to human diversities. Culture and Rights: scepticism, hostility and mutuality Conference, University of Sydney, Australia.

2011

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2011). Anthropology, politics and heritage: the relations between man and territory in defence of cultural heritage'. Seventh Cycle of Conferences Catedra Arzobispo Loazes, Sede Universitaria de Orihuela, Universidad de Alicante.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2011). La competencia por la representacion indigena en las elecciones venezolanas (2004- 2010). Cuestiones Politicas, 27(6), 13-54.

2010

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2010), Actores y estrategias en el movimiento indigena venezolano, 1998-2010: de la sociedad civil al aparato estatal.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2010). Pueblos indigenas, multiculturalismo y la nueva geometria del poder en Venezuela. Cuadernos del CENDES, 27(73), 97-132.

2009

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2009). Bolivar, espejo de la revolucion: los comicios regionales (2008) en Guayana. Revista Venezolana de Economia y Ciencias Sociales, 15(3), 13-35.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2009). Bolívar, espejo de la revolución: los comicios regionales (2008) en Guayana. Revista Venezolana de Economía y Ciencias Sociales, 15(3), 13-35.
  • Angosto, L. (2009). Donde lo pemon se torna indigena: perspectivas etnograficas para el estudio de las politicas etnicas y la conciencia colectiva. Antropologica, Tomo LIII(111-112), 13-34.

2008

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2008). Pueblos indigenas, guaicaipurismo y socialismo del siglo XXI en Venezuela. Antropologica, Tomo LII(110), 9-33.

2007

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2007). Demarcacion de tierras y el concepto de territorio en el pueblo Pemon: efectos de un proceso de textualizacion. In Lino Meneses Pacheco, Gladys Gordones Rojas, Jacqueline Clarac (Eds.), Lecturas Antropologicas de Venezuela, (pp. 453-460). Merida, Venezuela: Editorial Venezolana C.A.
  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2007). Translating Territories: Mapping Codes of Power among the Pemon People, Venezuela. In Stephen Kelly, David Johnston (Eds.), Betwixt and Between: Place and Cultural Translation, (pp. 108-121). Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2002

  • Angosto Ferrandez, L. (2002). On the relationship between anthropology and literature, with a brief examination of Mario Vargas Llosa's El Hablador. Beascna, 1(2002), 101-116.

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