Manuel Tironi


Instituto de Sociología UC
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860 - Campus San Joaquín
Santiago, RM


Associate Professor


Manuel Tironi is an Associate Professor at the Instituto de Sociología at P. Universidad Católica de Chile, where he co-leads the Critical Studies on the Anthropocene group ( He is also principal investigator at CIGIDEN, the Center for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Reduction, and at NUMIES, the Millenium Nucleus on Energy and Society. His latest projects have engaged with issues of toxicity, environmental justice, politics of care, geologic modes of knowing, and indigenous disaster knowledge. His current research is an ethnography on indigenous practices of reparation and intervention in the context of climate change in the Atacama salt flat in northern Chile. His article (co-authored with Israel Rodríguez-Giralt) "Healing, Knowing, Enduring: Care and Politics in Damaged Worlds" was the recipient of the 2018 David Edge Prize by the Society for Social Studies of Science, and he is co-edited Politics and Disasters: Materials, Experiments, Preparedness (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), winner of the Amsterdamska Award 2015 by the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology.