Lecturing Fellow of Thompson Writing Program
I am a cultural anthropologist interested in citizenship, agriculture, and ecology in Ecuador. I have conducted over two years of fieldwork on the Galapagos Islands looking at conservation and agriculture in the highlands of the inhabited islands of the archipelago. I write about alternative ways for nature and society to coexist to state-mandated forms of "living well" ('buen vivir') and rights to nature. I draw on feminist science studies and more-than-human anthropology to challenge dominant paradigms used to address the Anthropocene in social sciences and beyond, such as 'resistance', 'care', and 'resilience'.
Bocci, P. "Planting the seeds of the future: EschatoloGical environmentalism in the time of the anthropocene." Religions 10.2 (February 1, 2019). Full Text
Bocci, P. "Tangles of care: Killing goats to save tortoises on the Galápagos Islands." Cultural Anthropology 32.3 (August 1, 2017): 424-449. Full Text