Nicholás D’Avella (2016-2017) Ethnographer


Nicholás D’Avella is an ethnographer of contemporary Argentina with research interests in markets, expert knowledge, and urban ecologies. His work brings concern with practices of knowledge developed through engagement with Science and Technology Studies into dialogue with anthropological themes related to money, exchange, and value. His current manuscript, Concrete Dreams: Markets, Politics, and the Lives of Buildings in Post-Crisis Buenos Aires, is an ethnographic study of a construction boom in the early post-crisis years. D’Avella’s next project, Developing Economics: Unorthodox Economists in Argentina and Beyond, is a study of post-neoliberal economic knowledge and policy in Latin American urban financial centers.