Diego Muñoz

Postdoctoral researcher

Diego Muñoz is a social anthropologist (PhD EHESS, France). Since 2005, he has been studying Rapa Nui (Easter Island) from an ethnographic, historical and multi-site viewpoint. His current project is centered around Rapanui governance (past — present — future), practices and discourses configured around the notions of decolonization, Indigenous sovereignties and bureaucracies. He is the author of many articles covering questions about kinship and genealogical memories, land ownership and laws, identity and diasporic experiences. He is author of Le Nombril du Monde: Sur les Chemins de la Diaspora Rapanui (Ed. Société des Océanistes, 2023) and co-editor of Rapa Nui: Dilemas contemporáneos (Antropologías del Sur 7, no. 14, 2020).

For more information, read about Diego's current projects, Māori RapanuiRecollecting Rapa Nui and Thinking through islandness, and visit his LMU webpage.