Sociologist, political scientist

Clara Ruvituso

I am a researcher at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut in Berlin and Postdoctoral Investigator in the Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America (Mecila). I am a sociologist from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and obtained my Ph.D. in Political Science from the Universität Rostock. In my current project I analyze the circulation of Latin American social theory in France and Germany, comparing processes of translation, appropriation, modification and exchanges within structures marked by inequality and difference.
Doing global sociology for me means not only investigating the circulation of knowledge from a transregional and comparative perspective, analyzing entanglements and asymmetries between the local and the global, but also the effort to situate myself in research as part of an unequal and diverse academic and scientific production system in which the north has tended to ignore the south. The south-north dialogue of sociologists is fundamental for a global sociology.