Helene Risør holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen, and is the Academic Coordinator of LASI. She is assistant professor at the Anthropology Program, Universidad Católica de Chile and principal researcher at the Subjectivity and Conflict research line at the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research (CIIR). Her research focuses on political and urban anthropology, political subjectivity, and social transformation. In Chile she has worked on issues of civil in/security, violence, post conflict and transitional society, and more recently on community policing and interculturality. In Bolivia she has focused on revolutionary politics, political activism and subjectivity, urban citizenship, security, and generational politics.