November 2019:

The American Ethnological Society awards Guerrilla Marketing its biennial Sharon Stephens Prize for a first book in anthropology

November 2019

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) awards Guerrilla Marketing honorable mention for its book prize

August 2019:

Published an op-ed in the New York Times about the re-mobilization of a FARC faction in English and Spanish

June of 2019:

Premiere of Limbo at Sheffield Doc/Fest

May of 2019:

Editorial Universidad del Rosario publishes Spanish translation of Guerrilla Marketing 

April 2018:

Quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the extradition of FARC leader, alias Jesus Santrich

Spring semester of 2018:

On a Fulbright Grant in Cali, Colombia, beginning new research projects.

June 2017:

Talking telenovela politics and reconciliation with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jim Wyss of the Miami Herald.

May 2017:

Beginning a Fejos Fellowship from the Wenner-Gren to finish production on Dreams from the Concrete Mountain


June 2016:

Published a piece in the Atlantic about Muhammad Ali's work to help free my brother and friends from an Iranian prison.

June 2016:

Published a piece in the Atlantic about Muhammad Ali's work to help free my brother and friends from an Iranian prison.

March, April, May 2016:
Conference, colloquium, and workshop presentations at University of Florida, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, Brown University, University of Chicago, LASA 2016 (NYC). 


January 4, 2015

Blog post in the Huffington Post about the Colombian peace process. (Was Tweeted by Presidente Santos to his 4.3 millon followers).


November 15, 2015:
Quoted in a Washington Post  article on the possible disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of FARC fighters.


September 19, 2015:

A 17-minutes work-in-progress segment from Dreams from the Concrete Mountain screens at MOMA PS1 Printshop as part of a collection of works from the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard. 


May 29, 2015: 

Guerrilla Marketing wins the LASA-Oxfama America Martin Diskin Dissertation Award from the Latin American Studies Association.







I was honored to be included in Wired magazine's "Smart List" of 2013



In January of 2013 I was selected to be part of the innaugural group of Harvard Horizons scholars. Eight graduate students were selected from across the university to give a TED-type lecture and share their "groundbreaking" and innovative research. 

Below is a list of a few stories that have featured my research, documentary projects, or opinions in the media:


2014 El Espectro de Ralph Nader y Porque los Colombianos no Deben Votar en Blanco. Huffington Post, June 13


2013 The Wired Smart List. Wired Magazine (UK), December 13. 


2013  GSAS Celebrates Harvard Horizons Scholars. Harvard Magazine, May 8. 


2012-13  A Shot at Peace: A PhD Student Finds a New Angle on Colombia’s Long Conflict, Exploring the Impact of Visual Media. Harvard GSAS Bulletin, December/January. 


2012 Una Cámara Obscura para la Paz (A Camera Oscura for Peace). BBC Mundo, November 6. 


2012 Un Camión, la Cámara Mas Grande y Sencilla del País (A Truck, the Largest and Simplest Camera in the Country). Semana, October 27. 


2008 Artsworld: Shooting Cameras for Peace. AlJazeerah, September 27 (see video at minute 5).  


2005 In Kids’ Photos, Poetic Reality. Miami Herald, October 14. 


2003 For Young Refugees, Fresh Focus. Washington Post, July 1. 


2003 Refugees’ Lives Refracted through Arts Project Lens. Los Angeles Times, January 12.


2002 Fotos del Progreso (Photos of El Progreso [a neighborhood]). El Espectador, August 11.