I’ve been trained as anthropologist in Colombia (Universidad Nacional), Belgium (Université Catholique de Louvain), and Canada (McGill University). During the last 15 years, I’ve been working with indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities from the Colombian Pacific coast, one of the most biodiverse places of the planet. My main interests are human and non-human relationships as well as the always porous borders between nature and culture. In my doctoral dissertation (When Forests Run Amok. Violence and its Afterlives in Indigenous and Afro-Colombian territories) I explore how decades of armed conflict have transformed the way these peoples relate with their forests and with the animals and spirits that live there. As a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University’s Acts of Listening Lab, I’ll be affiliated with both the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and the Department of Geography. Through ruins, forests, rivers, and animals I will explore the politics of peace and reconciliation between ethnic communities and environments comprised of non-human, sentient beings.