Technical Infrastructures, Rainforests, State Bureaucracies
South America; Peru
Romero Dianderas is a politically and environmentally focused Peruvian anthropologist working on issues of state rainforest regulation and more-than-human politics and semiotics in the Amazon lowlands of Peru. His doctoral research examines both historically and ethnographically the technical and bureaucratic infrastructures through which the Peruvian state has produced and managed rainforest information in the Amazonian region of Loreto, Peru's largest, less populated and most isolated region. He pursues this analysis by following engineers and bureaucrats in charge of producing and maintaining such modes of information. As he joins their daily activities across rainforests, bureaucratic offices and other settings, he seeks to meditate upon what does information become during their encounters with a variety of human and nonhuman beings, including unauthorized loggers, forest concessionaires, timber businessmen, indigenous leaders, creeks and trees.
University of Georgia, MA in Ecology and Environmental Anthropology, 2015
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, BA in Anthropology, 2010
2015. “State evocations, affect and indigenous organizations in contemporary Peruvian Amazonia.” Development: Journal of the Society for International Development (SID) 58, no. 1: 21-30.