Ana Mariella Bacigalupo (NHC Fellow, 2009–10)

Project Title

Shamanic Memory and Historical Consciousness: The Making of Francisca Colipe and Her Mapuche Community in Chile

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2009–10

Ana Mariella Bacigalupo made substantial progress on her book Shamanic Memory and Historical Consciousness: The Making of Francisca Colipe and Her Mapuche Community in Chile, under contract with University of Texas Press. She also contributed chapters for two edited volumes: "Mapuche Shamans in Chile: Ritual Gendered Relationships and Forms of Personhood" in Indigenous Women and Religion (ABC-CLIO/Praeger Press) and "Las Mujeres Machi en el Siglo XX-XI: ¿Personificación de la Tradición o Desafío a las Normas de Género?" in Historia de la Mujer en Chile Siglos XX-XI (Editorial Taurus). In addition, she wrote "Mobile Spirits and the Merging and Mythologizing of Individual Histories: Machi Rosa, the Mapuche–German Patagonian Shaman Who Saved the World" for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute; "The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Mapuche Shaman: Remembering, Forgetting and the Willful Transformation of Memory" for the Journal of Anthropological Research (2010); "El Hombre Mapuche que se convirtió en Mujer Chamán: Individualidad, Transgresión de Género y Normas Culturales en Pugna" for Chungara, Revista de Antropología Chilena; and "Relaciones de Género Ritual: Parentesco, Matrimonio, Dominio y Modalidades de Persona de los Chamanes Mapuche" for Scipta Ethnologica.