PhD, Anthropology, University of Amsterdam
Rafael Sánchez was educated in the United States (master, University of Chicago) and obtained his PhD in Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. He has taught at several universities, including most recently at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University (2007-11) and at Amsterdam University College (2011-15). He was a Research Fellow at the Center for Religion & Media at New York University (2006-7). His publications focus, among other topics, on religion, media, politics, populism, and spirit mediumship. His book Dancing Jacobins 'A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism' is forthcoming from Fordham University Press in the spring of 2016. His current project, The Fates of Sovereignty in the Landscape of the City, explores urban imaginaries and territorialising practices under the Chávez regime in Venezuela.