Sarah Dodge Warren F'08

Sarah Dodge Warren
Assistant Professor
Sociology
Lewis & Clark College

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships 2008
Doctoral Candidate
Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Urban Mapuche Identity and Definitions of Differentiated Citizenship

How do indigenous people in urban areas understand their indigenous identity and the rights associated with it, and how does this understanding impact their political negotiations with the state? This dissertation answers this question through an analysis of urban Mapuche movements in Chile and Argentina and the processes through which they define their differentiated citizenship and engage in strategies of claims-making with the state. A comparison of urban Mapuche organizations in Chile and Argentina is instructive because they differ in how they define their urban Mapuche identity and in the demands that they make for collective rights based on this identity.