Debates on Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Head: dr hab. Bogumiła Lisocka-Jaegermann

The group is working on Latin American and Caribbean ideas of social, economic, and cultural development with our particular interest in present-day critical approaches and discussions concerning alternatives to development inspired by decolonial discourse and bottom-up activities of local communities. Regular meetings of researchers representing diverse disciplinary and regional interests, some of them involved in projects that had already found external funding, aim at the exchange of ideas and experiences, creation of a solid academic network and involvement of students in Latin Americanist development research. We plan to publish a book on debates on development in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as prepare a comprehensive course on the subject.

Group members currently involved in its activities:
dr hab. Bogumiła Lisocka-Jaegermann (ASC UW) – the group coordinator; dr hab. Katarzyna Dembicz (ASC UW ) – director of the research project on „Development discourses and dilemmas of local communities in Central America”; dr Agata Hummel (Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology UW) – director of the research project on” Transformative Initiatives within Andean rural communities. Narratives and strategies of social change from the anthropological perspective”; prof. dr hab. Mirosława Czerny (Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies UW); dr Aleksandra Lis (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań); dr Krzysztof Ząbecki (ASC UW); mgr Ewelina Biczyńska (Ph D student, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies UW); mgr Zofia Piotrowska-Kretkiewicz (Ph D student, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies UW); mgr Wojciech Doroszewicz (Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies UW); dr Beata Szady (University of Wrocław); mgr Oscar Barboza Lizano (Ph D student, Artes Liberales UW); dr Krystyna Paradowska (University of Veracruz, Mexico); dr Radosław Powęska; dr Robert Łuczak.