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Olivia Angé

Status

- Associate professor

- Associate Researcher at the Sociology of Development and Change Group: Wageningen University

- Associate Researcher at the Centre de Recherche sur les Mondes Américains, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

ULB-Institut de sociologie
Avenue Jeanne, 44 - CP124 - B-1050 Bruxelles
Office : S12-113
Phone : +32-2-650 33 81 - Fax : +32-2-650 43 37
Mail : Olivia.Ange@ulb.ac.be

Research interests

Economic Exchanges; Barter; Development; Ecology; Agrobiodiversity; Food Practices; Values; Moralities; Cultural Transmission; Heritage; Nostalgia; Andes.

Research projects

- 2014-2017 : Post-doctoral research Marie Curie IEF at the Sociology of Development and Change Group – Wageningen University « Cultural and Bio - diversity Protection through Heritage Policies. Andean Potatoes’ Regimes of Value in Protected Areas and Beyond »

- 2013-2014: Post-doctoral research at the International Research Department: Anthropology and History of Arts, Quai Branly Museum «Circulation and valorisations of Andean miniatures in a UNESCO world heritage site»

- 2010-2012: Post-doctoral research at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford «Symbolic economy of barter: Ritualization, transmission and instrumentalisation of cambio in the Argentinean Andes»

- 2006-2010: Doctoral research at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. «‘Dar un buen cambio’: Ethnography of barter fairs in the Argentinean Andes»

Publications

1. Edition of collective volumes

- 2016, with P. Pitrou. "Miniature Worlds: Variations of Scale in the Andes and Mesoamerica", special issue of the Journal of Anthropological Research 72: 4.

- 2015, with D. Berliner. "Nostalgie", Terrain 65: 4-11.

- 2014, with D. Berliner. Anthropology and Nostalgia. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2. Single-author book

- Under contract. Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

3. Articles in international journals

- Under Review. “Interspecies Affects and the Creation of Environmental Subjectivities in a Peruvian Potato Park”, Conservation and Society special issue on Affective Ecologies, Singh and Igoe (guest eds).

- Under Review. "Reproductive Commodities. Work, Happiness, and Prosperity in the Argentinean Andes", Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology special issue on Cosmoeconomy, da Col (guest ed.).

- 2016. "Materializing Virtues. Crafted Miniatures as Moral Examples in the Argentinean Andes", Journal of Anthropological Research 72(4): 483-503.

- 2016, with P. Pitrou. "Miniatures in Mesoamerica and the Andes. Theories of Life, Values and Relatedness", Journal of Anthropological Research 72(4): 408-415.

2016. “Barter Fairs, Ethnic Configuration and National Multiculturalism in the Argentinean Andes”, Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, 81 (4): 648-666.

- 2015. "Yapa. Ajándékok, cserék és összejátszás a Déli Andokban", Regio 23 (2): 186-211.

- 2015, with D. Berliner. "Pourquoi la nostalgie?", Terrain 65: 4-11.

- 2015. "Le goût d’autrefois. Pain au levain et attachements nostalgiques dans la société contemporaine", Terrain 65: 34-51.

- 2015. "The Elders’ Measures. Barter, Value and Kinship in the Argentinean Andes", Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 20 (2): 359-378.

- 2012. "Instrumentalisation des énoncés nostalgiques dans les foires de troc andines", Terrain 59: 152-167.

- 2011. "Yapa. Dons, échanges et complicités dans les Andes méridionales", Social Anthropology 19 (3): 239-253.

- 2007. "’Ici nous troquons ton désespoir pour de l’espérance...’ Approche ethnographique du troc urbain dans une société en crise", Civilisations 56 (1-2): 63-85.

4. Articles in collective books

- 2014, with D. Berliner. "Introduction", in Angé and Berliner (eds), Anthropology and Nostalgia, pp.1-16. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

- 2014. "Social Performativity and Economic Efficacy of Nostagic Narratives in the Southern Andes", in Angé and Berliner (eds), Anthropology and Nostalgia, pp.178-197. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

- 2014. "Manifold Barter. Heritagization of Economic Exchange in the Argentinean Andes", in Bondaz, et al. (eds), Local Vocabularies of Heritage, pp.187-204. Berlin: Lit Verlag.

- 2009. « "Voulez-vous apprendre à faire des fleurs de papier ?" L’éducation non-formelle comme stratégie de lutte contre la pauvreté », Éducation et Société civile. Le partenariat à l’épreuve du terrain, in Pierre Petit (ed), pp. 175-211. Bruxelles : Bruylant.

International conferences (selected papers)

“Caring for Potato. Human-Tuber Intersubjectivities in a Peruvian Potato Park”, Reproducing the Environement, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, June 2017.

“Potato Cosmopolitics in a Conservation Assemblage. The Peruvian Potato Park”, Department Seminar, University of Kent, United Kingdom, January 2017.

- “The Fabric of Personhood and Biodiversity Protection in a Peruvian Potato Park”, Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change, British Museum, United Kingdom, May 2016.

- Discussant, Inaugural conference of the Center for the Anthropology of Sustainability, University College London, United Kingdom, February 2015.

- « La nostalgie comme mode de réflexivité rituelle dans les foires de troc andines », Évaluer, adapter et transmettre les rituels, Musée du Quai Branly, France, June 2014.

- « Giving Exchanges. Economic Transactions and Religious Celebrations in the Southern Andes », Departmental Seminar, University of Saint Andrew, United Kingdom, May 2012.

- « Speeches, Contests, and Parades. Andean Fairs as Institutional Rituals », Anthropology Revisits the Festival, SOAS-University of London, United Kingdom, November 2011.

- « The Elders’ Trade. Instrumentalisation of Nostalgic Narratives in Andean Barter Fairs », American Anthropological Association Conference, Montréal, Canada, November 2011.

- « La Performativité des évocations nostalgiques dans les foires de troc andines », La mémoire dans la pratique sociologique, EHESS-Paris, France, October 2011.

- « Andean Farmers’ Perspective on Environmental Balance and Economic Growth », Microfinance and Environment, Oxford University, United Kingdom, December 2010.


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