FLACSO Researcher

Alicia Torres

Alicia Torres

Ph.D. in History of the Andes, FLACSO Ecuador
Profesora investigadora
Department: Anthropology, History and Humanities
Phone: (593-2) 2946800 ext. 4626

Investigation lines:
Identidades; Cultura; Comunidad; Grupos indígenas; Migración
Geographic area:
Ecuador, Región Andina

  • Biography
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  • Publications


  • She is an anthropologist. She has conducted ethnographic research with indigenous peoples in the country focused on political, social and identity organization issues. From her early career, she has been interested in issues of ethnic construction and forms of community. She has also worked in urban issues observing healing practices of middle class and drug consumption. She has experience using ethnographic methods of participant observation, interviews, life histories and archival research. Currently, she leads projects that analyze the relationships between migration and ethnicity from different perspectives.