Rafael Sánchez

Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Lecturer Program in Latin American Studies (Fall 2018)

Rafael Sánchez is Senior Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He has carried out extensive field- and archival research in Venezuela. His publications have focused on media, mass politics, populism, and spirit mediumship. His book Dancing Jacobins: A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism appeared in Spring 2016 with Fordham University Press. His current project “The Fate of Sovereignty in the Landscape of the City” focuses on forms of popular imagination and territorializing practices in contemporary urban Venezuela. He has also begun another project on post-truth populism from the vantage of Venezuela.