Oriana Bernasconi

Oriana Bernasconi profile pictureDepartment of Sociology, Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago, Chile

Email: obernasc@uahurtado.cl

Oriana holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master degree (MPhil) in Cultural Studies and Sociology from Birmingham University.

Since 2015 she has been the lead researcher on a number of projects on the documentation of past atrocities its uses and effects in different areas of social life in Chile and recently, in Mexico and Colombia.

These projects involve association with memory archives, sites and museums. Her last research project was awarded the Newton Prize for the Americas. Her work also examines the configuration of self, subjectivity and individuals in contemporary society, especially in its intersection with morality, and often with a historical perspective.

She has published in the International Journal of Transitional Justice, Subjectivity, Sociology, Symbolic Interaction, Discourse & Society, Qualitative Sociological Research, among other journals. The book Resistance to Political Violence in Latin America: Documenting Atrocity (Palgrave) appeared in 2019.