Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar (Universidad de los Andes)

Professor Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar is associate professor of anthropology at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He has significant ethnographic experience in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. His work has dealt, over the last 20 years, with the impact that different forms of violence have had on the existential landscape of human experience. In this context, he has conducted fieldwork in Colombia and South Africa among victims’ organizations and former combatants. Professor Castillejo-Cuéllar was also international observer to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Peru as well as consultant to the National Commission for Reconciliation in Colombia. Since 2011, he has also led the Critical Studies Program on Political Transitions (PECT), an interdisciplinary academic initiative and network of researchers from the global South interested in the study of the social worlds that emerge during the aftermath of violence, with particular attention to the questions of subjectivity and everyday survival.

He is currently working on the book “After the traces of the body: ethnophonies, (im)materialities and the sensorial life of the missing in Colombia”.

Alejandro is the Principle-Investigator of the Phase 1 Colombia project ‘Tales of the Future.’

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