Carwil Bjork-James Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Carwil Bjork-James researches grassroots autonomy, disruptive protest, and indigenous collective rights. He is currently revising a book on the takeover and use of urban space by grassroots social movements in Bolivia. Previously, he worked for several years supporting indigenous communities affected by oil drilling in Colombia, Nigeria, and Alaska. His latest research takes a cross-regional view of conflicts between indigenous communities and South American governments that continue to accelerate resource extraction.