Tania Aparicio Morales

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PhD candidate, Sociology, NSSR

Aeropuerto. A Visual Ethnography of of Chinchero, Peru

Tania Aparicio is a PhD sociology student at The New School for Social Research. Using ethnographic methods, her research has focused on the study of cultural workers; for example she examined how symbolic benefits organize consent in the case of snowboard instructors at ski resorts. Her dissertation will investigate the role of film curators in the imagined geopolitical landscape that shapes the material world of culture when cultural products, such as art films, cross borders with a nationality attached.

In Peru, her native country, she is developing the project Aeropuerto to explore how the arrival of an international airport materializes through constructed environments, landscapes, and other forms of cultural expression, even years before the construction of the airport begins.

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