Department of Sociology

Alex Diamond

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Alex Diamond



State Formation, Peace Studies, Social Movements, Development, Latin America, Political Sociology, Ethnography.


Alex Diamond is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. His ethnographic research follows the implementation of Colombia’s landmark peace deal, analyzing how the rural village of Briceño has experienced a broader regional transition driven by related processes of state formation, the development of mining and energy megaprojects, and a coca substitution program. Alex has published academic articles in Qualitative Sociology and Contexts, as well as a number of publicly available pieces in the North American Congress on Latin America, Jacobin, El Espectador, and Colombia Reports. He also seeks to incorporate audiovisual work into his research in the form of photography and an in-production documentary film titled “An Uncomfortable Peace”. Finally, with Sneha Annavarapu, he is the co-founder and co-editor of the Ethnographic Marginalia website and co-host of its sister podcast on the New Books Network.

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