Maribel Casas-Cortés

Maribel Casas + Sebastian Cobarrubias a transatlantic couple involved in political work with different collectives such as the Chicago Direct Action Network, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Mexico Solidarity Network, la Agencia de Asuntos Precarios. They are currently PhD candidates in Anthropology and Geography respectively at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where they participated in the Social Movements Working Group, and co-founded the Counter Cartographies Collective (3Cs).  3Cs serves as an interface challenging the division of intellectual and activist work by engaging in radical mapping projects. M+S have written about 3Cs experience in the edited volume on militant research Constituent Imagination and in Brumaria. Other writings include work in the Atlas of Radical Cartography and Activist Research Newsletter. They also collaborate under the name of ‘Translocal Productions’ in several venues, such as translation work with Transform and the online collective Notas Rojas, as well as popular education workshops at Universidad Rural Paulo Freire. Based currently in Madrid, they are doing research on “precarity”, migration and the construction of the European Union; this work includes projects with and focusing on social movements’ analyses, especially those developed by activist research collectives and radical cartographers.

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