Diego Muñoz

Affiliated postdoctoral researcher

Diego Muñoz is a social anthropologist (PhD EHESS, France) and an affiliated researcher at the Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l’Océanie. He has been studying Rapa Nui (Easter Island) from an ethnographic, historical, and multi-site perspective since 2005. His current project is centered around Rapanui governance (past — present — future) and practices and discourses configured around the notions of decolonization and Indigenous sovereignty. Diego is the author of many articles covering questions about kinship and genealogical memories, land ownership and laws, identity, and diasporic experiences. He is also 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 Rapanui and Recollecting Rapa Nui, and visit his LMU webpage.