Luciana Fernanda Chamorro Elizondo

Luciana Fernanda Chamorro Elizondo

Research Interest

Research Sub-interest

State in Society, Aesthetics and Politics, Historical Anthropology, Queer Theory, Religion and Media, Affect and Emotions


Caribbean; Latin America; Nicaragua


Luciana Chamorro Elizondo’s dissertation, ‘Love is Stronger than Hate’: authoritarian populism in post-revolutionary Nicaragua, asks how and to what effects the authoritarian regime led by Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua articulates the political, social and economic desires of an impoverished majority in the name of whom it claims to govern. It argues that popular legitimacy in this case is anchored both in attempts at managing the affects and aesthetics of revolution, as well as in a long tradition of patronage now organized by way of new instruments. Luciana is currently a fellow at Columbia’s Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, and is pursuing a Graduate Certificate at Columbia’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality.


Columbia University, MA in Anthropology, 2015
Princeton University, BA in Anthropology, 2012