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Camilo Ruiz Sanchez
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Liberal Arts Action Lab
Phone: (860) 297-2159 Office Location: 10 Constitution Plaza
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Trinity College faculty member since 2021 View office hours for Fall 2021
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Pittsburgh
M.P.H., Univ. of Pittsburgh
B.A., Univ. de Los Andes, Bogota

Camilo Ruiz is an anthropologist with more than fifteen years of experience in ethnographic and anthropological work in urban contexts in Colombia and the United States. He uses the combined strengths of participatory action research (PAR), anthropology, public health, and the arts to better understand inequalities in urban communities. His dissertation addressed the effects of the new shapes of the HIV and opioids epidemics in Colombia taking as point of departure the experiences of two neglected populations: heterosexual men living with HIV and young men addicted to heroin. He has also conducted extensive research about the dynamics of Latinx communities settling in new growth communities in the US Midwest. His passion for PAR has transformed his teaching into one aligned with pedagogies accessible and attentive to community needs.