The more we dive into the coronavirus pandemic analysis, the more we perceive how its emergence, development, and devastating consequences are marked by the precepts of the Capitalocene. This means we cannot disassociate the logics of exploitation, accumulation, and consumption—which characterize the current era—from the velocity, extension, and force exerted by the pandemic.
Inés Durán Matute
Inés is an active companion of the national struggle of native peoples in defense of their territory, history, and ways of life in Mexico and a militant in the Struggle for Life upheld by various peoples and collectives.
She holds a PhD in Arts and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney (Australia). She has also been a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (Mexico) and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labour and Employment (USA). Ines is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Graduate School of Sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla (Mexico) and a visiting scholar at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (Germany). Her research mainly investigates the multiscale political and economic manoeuvring of development and addresses its social and environmental impacts. Her perspective aims through this lens to explore how resistances can be weaved together to create other non-capitalist futures beyond the nature/society divide.
She is the author of Indigenous People and the Geographies of Power: Mezcala’s Narratives of Neoliberal Governance (Routledge, 2018) and with Rocío Moreno of Caminar con el zapatismo, construir comunidad y esperanza (CLACSO, 2022) and La lucha por la vida frente a los megaproyectos en México (Cátedra Jorge Alonso, 2021).