Sebastian Lopez Vergara

IDEA Fellow in Latinx and indigenous Diaspora Studies, Dept of Hispanic Languages and Literature, Stony Brook University

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Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Washington, 2023.

M.A., Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, University of Washington, 2016.

B.A., English Literature and Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2012.

I focus on Latin American Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies. I'm interested in studying Indigenous politics in Latin America and the permanence and changes of colonialism. While my research addresses indigeneity, colonial dispossession, racialization, and patriarchy for the production and reproduction of capitalism in modern Chile, I study these formations in relation to the differentiation of Indigenous and other racialized populations during homogenizing processes of capitalist accumulation and nation-state formation across the Americas and the Pacific.