AboutMacarena Gómez-Barris is Chairperson of the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute and Director of the Global South Center. She is author of the recently published book The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives that theorizes social life through five extractive scenes of ruinous capitalism, especially upon Indigenous territories (Duke University Press, 2017). She is also author of the forthcoming Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Politics in the Américas (UC Press, 2018), in addition to Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (UC Press, 2009), and co-author with Herman Gray of Towards a Sociology of a Trace (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). She is co-editor of e-misférica, on the Social Text collective, and has published in numerous venues including most recently for Pacific Standard Time exhibitions in two catalogues on the photographs of Laura Aguilar and an essay in About to Happen: Cecilia Vicuña. Macarena was a Fulbright fellow at 2014-2015 at Sociology and Gender Department in FLACSO Ecuador, Quito.