Marguerite L. De Loney

Marguerite L. De Loney is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology dedicated to the transformative potential of participatory action research in realizing alternative futures.  Based in Portobelo, Panamá, her dissertation tackles the dilemma of heritage displacement and confronts dispossession by collaborating with the local community to generate maps that account for their placemaking strategies and modes of belonging. Marguerite has also conducted research for the Stanford Arboretum Chinese Labor Quarters Project and the Stanford Integrated Science and Language Project. Through her research, Marguerite aims to challenge institutional forms of knowledge production that privilege academic knowledge over local ways of knowing. Her intellectual interests broadly include relations of power, alternative knowledge production, decolonial praxis, and research justice.