Susan H. Ellison

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Wellesley College
Ph.D. Dissertation Mediating Democracy in El Alto: The Politics of Conflict Resolution in Bolivia, 2013
Master's Thesis “Replicating” Democracy in El Alto?: Political Subjectivity and American Democracy Promotion in Bolivia, 2009


A more recent publication: “Painted by Default: Public Shaming and Graffiti on the Homefront.” American Anthropologist. 121 (3): 694-707. This is part of a forthcoming edited volume: Hope and Insufficiency: Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison (2021).


Susan Ellison's Book Award:
Domesticating Democracy: The Politics of Conflict Resolution in Bolivia (Duke University Press 2018), was the 2019 Recipient of the Bryce Wood Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for the outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities. It also won the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Book Prize, and was awarded honorable mention for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing.