Assistant Professor of Southwest Studies, Colorado College

Santiago Ivan Guerra is Assistant Professor of Southwest Studies at Colorado College. He is a cultural, medical, and legal anthropologist dedicated to understanding the role and impact of drugs on culture, public health, and policy. The majority of his scholarly work has focused on understanding the history of drug trafficking and border policing along the South Texas-Mexico border, as well as the contemporary impact of drug trafficking and border policing on these border communities. Santiago’s new research focuses on marijuana legalization in Colorado and the changing dynamics of the drug war, specifically the impact of legalization on the Latinx community. As part of this work, Santiago also serves as a content expert with City of Colorado Springs Medical Marijuana Working Group and with the Denver Public Schools Healthy Lifestyles Working Group, focused on marijuana education and prevention for Latinx youth.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Southwest Studies, Colorado College