Nelson Soto Santibáñez

Nelson Soto Santibáñez, Universidad Católica del Norte & Universidad de Tarapacá

Nelson Soto Santibáñez is an anthropologist and cultural manager. He is an Associate Investigator of the project “White Landscapes”, coordinated by Dr. Andrés Zarankin, LEACH-UFMG (Brazil). With the purpose of understanding the scientific and military strategies to inhabit and colonize Antarctica, he conducted ethnographic work with PRONTAR (Brazil) in camps, ships, and the EACF (Ferraz Station) in the South Shetlands Islands during the summers of 2011 and 2012. Also, between 2009 and 2012 he developed ethnographic and historic research in the gateway cities of Punta Arenas, Ushuaia and Christchurch. In 2011 he presented his Master’s thesis on the history, connections, flows and “Antarctic” qualities of Punta Arenas.

  • Research projects/ interests
    • Antarctic Anthropology
    • Human-environmental relations
    • The blind and blindness
    • Practices of rural football
    • Science and technology
    • Strategies of human colonization of Antarctica
    • Door-port cities (or gateway cities)
    Keywords: Anthropology, Environment, Tourism, Ethnography, Gateways.

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