Lachlan is about to file his dissertation in cultural anthropology at UC Santa Cruz, which explores the social, political and health fallout of Mexico City’s repeating earthquakes. Working with damnificados, civil responders, and victim advocacy networks, he researches both the politics of the post-earthquake present and the ongoing twists in the relationship between Mexican time and Mexican history. He is a founding member of UC Santa Cruz’s Landscape Lab and York University’s Emergent Futures CoLab. He lives in Mexico City with his partner, who works in human rights, and his cat, who is an idiot.

Lachlan Summers