Paolo Bocci

Paolo Bocci

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'.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2017