Dr. Daniel Ruiz-Serna has been trained as a cultural anthropologist in three different countries (Canada, Belgium, and Colombia). His expertise is in environmental justice, indigenous ontologies, and multispecies ethnography.
His current work aims to strengthen partnerships with Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities from the Bajo Atrato region to produce a podcast that will develop, mobilize, and exchange knowledge about the possibilities of listening to the voices and sounds of the nonhuman beings that have been affected by war. His coming book (When Forest Run Amok. Violence and its Afterlives, Duke University Press) discusses how armed conflict is an experience that extends beyond people and provokes an intersubjective and collective form of damage that affects animals, spirits, rivers, and forests.