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Joseph Feldman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office

334 Administration Building

Mailing Address

Martin Institute
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443177
Moscow, ID 83844-3177

Joseph Feldman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Institute and the Idaho Society of Fellows. His interests include political anthropology, transitional justice, Latin America, museums and memorialization.

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2015
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2010
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Oregon, 2007

Joseph Feldman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Institute and the Idaho Society of Fellows. Before coming to U of I, he was an assistant professor of anthropology in the School of Anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. His research is focused on Peru, where he has investigated the process of making the Place of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion (LUM), a national museum in Lima charged with representing the history of political violence the country experienced during the 1980s and 1990s. That project formed the basis of his first book, Memories before the State: Postwar Peru and the Place of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion (Rutgers University Press, 2021).

At the University of Idaho, Feldman is developing courses in peacebuilding and Andean studies and working on a new research project that centers on social inequality and political culture in Peru.

  • Andean Societies
  • Ethnography
  • Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice
  • International Education

  • Memories before the State: Postwar Peru and the Place of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (2021).
  • “Recent Work Focused on Race, Class, and Social Mobility in Lima, Peru.” Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies (forthcoming).
  • “Keiko’s Depression and the ‘Senderista Mausoleum’: On Loss, Vulnerability, and Public Discourse in Peru.” Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research (forthcoming).
  • “Memory as Persuasion: Historical Discourse and Moral Messages at Peru’s Place of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion.” Museums and Sites of Persuasion: Politics, Memory and Human Rights. Joyce Apsel and Amy Sodaro, eds. Pp. 133–149. Abingdon, OX and New York: Routledge, (2020)
  • “Yuyanapaq no entra: Ritual Dimensions of Post-Transitional Justice in Peru.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 24(3):589–606. (2018).

The Martin Institute

Physical Address:
338 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Martin Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3177
Moscow, ID 83844-3177

Phone: 208-885-6527

Fax: 208-885-9464

Email: martin@uidaho.edu

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