Adèle Blazquez

PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

Junior Visiting Fellow
(January–April 2020)


“The Dawn Rose on a Dead Man.” A Political Anthropology of Armed Violence and Poppy Cultivation in Badiraguato (Sinaloa, Mexico)

During my stay at the IWM I will turn my dissertation, which questions the everyday relations of domination and exploitation in drug production areas of Northern Mexico, into a book. Through an 18-month ethnography, my research focuses on the experience of violence and vulnerability of the inhabitants and poppy cultivators of Badiraguato, the birthplace of Joaquín Guzmán Loera (“El Chapo”), and commonly considered the cradle of drug trafficking in Mexico.