Irina Carlota Silber

Irina Carlota (Lotti) Silber received her PhD from New York University and is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies at the Colin Powell School, City College of New York. She is the author of Everyday Revolutionaries: Gender, Violence, and Disillusionment in Postwar El Salvador (Rutgers 2011), which was subsequently published in Spanish with UCA Editores in El Salvador (2018). Silber is committed to pursuing various ethnographic genres and received a First Prize in Poetry from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. She has two projects underway. The first, Numbers and Bodies: Stories of El Salvador’s Postwar, under contract with Stanford University Press, explores the longue durée of El Salvador’s postwar through the lives and narratives of the 1.5 insurgent generation. The second project, Luminous: Children in Chronic Times, pursues her interest in embodied trauma through an ethnography of childhood genetic difference.

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Está Bien Recordar: Stories of the 1.5 Insurgent Generation

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Está Bien Recordar: Stories of the 1.5 Insurgent Generation

(Con traducción al español) In 1993, when I started my research in the rural communities of Chalatenango, El Salvador, residents had few photographs—although th... More