Teaching Fellows

Amy McLachlan

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (Appt: Global Studies) Amy McLachlan

Amy McLachlan

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (Appt: Global Studies)

Amy Leia McLachlan is a cultural anthropologist whose work considers the ethics, politics, and transformative potential of relations to and through plant life. Her research since 2006 with Uitoto communities of the Colombian Amazon traces the history of extractive botanical economies as vectors of radically conflicting dreams about livable futures. Her current book project, Cultivating Futures: Kinwork and Cosmopoesis in an Amazonian Plant World, draws on apprenticeship with Uitoto migrant curers, rainforest cultivators, and urban conjurers to consider what it means to continue projects of world-making as the conditions of that making are continuously undone.

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