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Dr Thomas Grisaffi
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow
Prior to coming to UCL, Thomas Grisaffi taught at the London School of Economics and was a Postdoctoral fellow on the SSRC/Open Society Foundation’s Drugs, Security and Democracy program. He studied for a PHD in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. His main research focus is the political ascent of the Chapare coca growers union in Bolivia. His thematic interests include democracy, citizenship, the illegal cocaine trade, social movements and community radio.
Thomas is a Reserach Fellow at the Andean Information Network.
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Publications and other media
Book manuscript in process: ‘Long Live Coca, Death to Yankee Imperialism: Radical Democracy in the Chapare Province Bolivia’.
2014, 'Drugs Law Reform in Latin America’
in South America,
Central America and the Caribbean 2015. The Europa Regional Surveys
of the World Series. Routledge, London, UK.
2014, 'Co-operative Coca Reduction in Bolivia.' Anthropology News 55(July/August)
2013, ‘All of us are Presidents’: Radical Democracy and Citizenship in the Chapare Province, Bolivia. Critique of Anthropology 33: 1. 47-65
2013, 'Reassessing the War on Drugs’ in South America, Central America and the Caribbean
Europa Regional Surveys of the World Series. Europa/Routledge, London, UK.
2010, ‘We are Originarios… We Just Aren’t From Here’: Coca Leaf and Identity Politics in the Chapare, Bolivia. Bulletin of Latin American Research 29: 4. 425-439
- 'Washington Snubs Bolivia on Drug Reform, Again' Foreign Policy in Focus, with Zoe Pearson
- 'Can you get rich from the Bolivian cocaine trade? Cocaine paste production in the Chapare'; Andean Information Network.
- 'The lowest rung of the cocaine trade'
- 2015, 'Review of Linda C. Farthing and Benjamin H. Kohl, Evo's Bolivia: Continuity and Change (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2014)', Journal of Latin American Studies, 47(1): 205-207.
- 2014, 'Does Everyone Want Democracy? Insights from Mongolia' by Paula Sabloff. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2013. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 37 (2):409-410
- 2014, 'Mobilizing Bolivia’s Displaced: indigenous politics and the struggle over land' Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press by Nicole Fabricant. Journal of Royal Anthropological Institute 20:1
- 2010, 'Coca’s Gone: Of Might and Right in the Huallaga Post-Boom', by Richard Kernaghan. Journal of Latin American Studies, 42:3, 619-621.
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