Longue durée of a history of "extraction" with the Amazon(s); Inka interactions with the jungle, before and during Spanish conquest; alterity and imaginings; Indigenous ontologies; shamanic tourism in the Amazon(s), Shipibo material culture; cultural negotiations and how they are manifest in Indigenous material cultures; sound bodies.
I am currently above 63% rent burdened and I stand IN SOLIDARITY WITH COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment).
Smith, Amanda and Alexandra Macheski. "The Sound of Amazonian Textuality: In-corporating Ícaros in Cultural Production." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. (Publication forthcoming).
The Wild Arts Collective. "If We Don't Get It, Shut It Down!: COLA and the Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz." Art Journal Open. (Publication forthcoming).
Macheski, Alexandra and Scott Hunter. “Translation, Translation, Rehearsal in Conversation.” Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal 2 (November 2019).
Panel participant in "¿Nuestra Amazonía?: Mediated Claims to Ownership and Belonging in Amazonian,” Latin American Studies Association: International Congress, Boston; MA, May 24, 2019.
“The Negotiation of Icaros in Shipibo Textiles for Sale,” Fictions and Frictions: The Power and Polititcs of Narrative, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; March 1, 2019.
Indigenous visual cultures of the Americas: pre-colonial Americas, colonial Americas.
2016-2021, Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, UCSC
2019, Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development (SSRC-DPD) program, UCSC
2019, Dean’s Arts Excellence Fund, UCSC
2018, Florence French Scholarship, UCSC
2017-2019, Regents Fellowship, UCSC