Stuart Rockefeller

Columbia University

Stuart Rockefeller is an anthropologist; his research involves Bolivians, both in Bolivia and Argentina. His first book, “Starting from Quirpini,” is about the local and transnational spatial practices of the people of the indigenous highland community of Quirpini. In the book, Rockefeller shows how their spatial practices play a crucial role in producing the places they move through, from houses to the Argentine border to the city of Buenos Aires. Currently, he is doing research in preparation for fieldwork on Bolivian immigrant participation in the vibrant social movements of Buenos Aires.