Assistant professor in Indigenous Knowledges
BA Hons (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), MA & PhD (Université Laval), Postdoc (McGill University).
Theological Hall 233
613.533.6000, ext. 74244
Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 291KB)
Jorge Legoas works in the central Andes (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia). He has been trained in anthropology and sustainability in Peru (PUCP), Switzerland (International Academy of the Environment), and Canada (Laval & McGill). His specialization revolves around the relationship to the land in indigenous worlds, with particular attention to the epistemological and ontological condition of —what the West usually splits into— “nature” and “culture” in local cosmologies and practices. He has also worked on social exclusion, and indigenous citizenship and participation in postcolonial development. Previously involved in practical work, he has been head of NGOs and development consultant among indigenous and government actors.
Anthropology of nature. Indigenous knowledges and practices. Rationality, performance and ritualization. Traditional agriculture and land. Indigenous governance of the environment. Sustainability and postcolonial development. Indigenous citizenship and cosmopolitics of the State. Ethnography, discourse analysis, STS, Actor-Network Theory.