Laurence Cuelenaere received her PhD in cultural anthropology from UC Berkeley and MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston. She has conducted long term ethnographic research in Mexico and Bolivia. Her overall aim is to displace and problematize the focus on power and colonial rule to forms of knowledge that cannot be reduced to the state apparatuses and its language of domination. She was awarded the first place of the Karsh Photography Prize at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her publications have appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals: e.g. Cultural Anthropology, Ethnohistory, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Critique of Anthropology and Language Sciences.