Rafael Sánchez is Senior Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a Visiting Research Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton University’s Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) in 2018 and Visiting Scholar at New York University – Shanghai in 2017. He has carried out extensive field- and archival research in Venezuela. His publications have focused on media, mass politics, populism, and spirit mediumship. His book Dancing Jacobins: A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism appeared in Spring 2016 with Fordham University Press. His current research projects include “The Fate of Sovereignty in the Landscape of the City” focused on forms of popular imagination and territorializing practices in contemporary urban Venezuela and a projected long term investigation of the movement of people in the borderlands between Venezuela and Brazil and Colombia.