Anita Carrasco is an environmental anthropologist and associate professor of anthropology at Luther College, USA. She received her PhD in cultural anthropology with a concentration in applied anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2011. Anita is a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Latin American Studies Association. Her research interests include extractive industries, corporate social responsibility, environmental impacts, mining company-indigenous community relations, and political ecology.
Her research for over a decade has focused on community relations with the mining industry and the significance of indigenous and industrial water rights in this relationship in the Atacama Desert of Chile. More recently she has been exploring Atacameño indigenous peoples
and their recognition of nature’s influence on human existence, and the
role of culture in the balance of nature and social relations that transcend an artificial human-nature divide.
The Embrace of the Serpent: A Chronicle of Atacameño Life in the Face of Mining
Lunchtime Colloquium Video - When Pachamama Is Left Hungry: Healing and Misfortune in the Atacama Desert
mineras y comunidades indígenas en el desierto de Atacama.” Chungara 46, no. 2 (2014): 247–58.
a Mining Company’s Encounter with Indigenous Communities in Atacama, Chile.” Mountain Research and Development30, no. 4 (2010): 391–97.