Research Areas:

Social Theory. Space, and Mobility. Race, and Ethnicity. Indigenous Politics. Ethnographic Methodology. Gender and the Body. Urban Studies. Latin America.

Dissertation Title:

Traversing the City: the Making of Indigenous Spatialities Within and Beyond Buenos Aires. Defended: March 2016. Link https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0228632

MA Thesis:

Vivaldi, Ana 2007. If I have a job in the city, I’ll go to the bush on weekends: Place Production Among Toba People in Northern Argentina. MA Thesis. Anthropology Department. University of British Columbia.

Publications:

Vivaldi, Ana 2011 “Stuck on a Muddy Road: Frictions of Mobility Amongst Urban Toba in Northern Argentina.” Identities 18(6): 599–619.

Book Chapters:

Vivaldi, Ana. 2013 “Out of the Chaco: Gendered Mobilities and the Making of an Urban Indigenous Neighbourhood in Buenos Aires City” In Tola, Florencia (Ed.) Gran Chaco: Ontologias, Poder Afectividad. Buenos Aires:  IWGIA – Rumbo Sur

Vivaldi, Ana. 2011 “Voy al monte el fin de semana”  Lugares en disputa entre tobas urbanos en la provincia de Formosa.“ In: Gordillo, Gastón y Hirsch, Silvia (Ed.) Disputas indígenas e identidades en conflicto en Argentina: Historias de invisibilización y reemergencia. Buenos Aires: Crujia.

Cañuqueo L, Kropff L; Rodríguez M and Vivaldi A. 2005 Tierras, indios y Zonas en la provincia de Río Negro. In: Cartografías Argentinas. Políticas indigenistas y formaciones provinciales de alteridad Claudia Briones (Ed). Buenos Aires: Antropofagia Editor.

Selected Presentations:

2016 Vivaldi, Ana. Traversing the City: the Making of Indigenous Spatialities Within and Beyond Buenos Aires. UBC Anthropolgy Talks series. Vancouver, March 9th.

2012 Vivaldi, Ana. To the Villas and Out: Indigeneity and Racialization in the City of Buenos Aires. Panel: Beyond Whiteness: Race and Nation in Argentina. Latin American Studies Association Meeting, San Francisco, May 25th.

2010 Gomez, Mariana and Vivaldi Ana Fear of the Bush: Indigenous Women’s Control Over Territory, and Gendered forms of Violence in Northern Argentina”. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 19.

2009 Vivaldi, Ana. Fluidity and Frictions: Theoretical Possibilities of Spatializing Mobility 108th American Anthropolgical Association. Annual Meeting – The End/s of Anthropology. December 2-6, 2009. Philadelphia. EU.

2009 Vivaldi, Ana. Los fracasos del progreso: el monte como su limite y posibilidad. Reunion de Antropologia del Mercosur. 29 de Sept – 2 de Oct. Buenos Aires. Universidad Nacional de San Martín.

Teaching:

SOCI 350 Sociological Theories

SOCI 302 Ethnic and Racial Inequalities

ANTH 495 Urban Ethnographic Field-school

ANTH 495 Immigrant Vancouver Ethnographic Field-school

 

Conference Proceedings:

Vivaldi, A., Palacios, M. G., Avellana, A., & Dante, P. 2010. Una experiencia de taller sobre nuevas tecnologías en un barrio toba (qom) del Gran Buenos Aires (Argentina) desde la mirada de los niños y jóvenes. In III Congreso de lenguas minorizadas, Buenos Aires (Vol. 4).

Vivaldi , Ana 2005 “We founded this place. Uses of the past for legitimizing territoriality in an indigenous neighbourhood in Northern Argentina” international Workshop: Displacemens, Contacts, Places. Geography Department  Facultad de Filosof’a y Letras UBA. ISBN 987 221 020 9 Electronic publication.

Awards:

Margaret Fulton Award. UBC. For outstanding contribution to student development, 2014

Bottom Billion Fellowship. Liu Institute. UBC. Follow up Field Research, 2010

IDRC Ecopolis Graduate Research Award. Field research, 2009

UBC Four Year Fellowship for PhD Students, 2009/2010

UBC Graduate Fellowship, 2008/2009