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Dr. Zeiderman is an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in the cultural and political dimensions of cities in Latin America, with a specific focus on Colombia. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University as well as a Master of Environmental Science from Yale University. His research adopts an ethnographic and historical approach to shifting paradigms of urbanism. Zeiderman is particularly interested in how cities are planned, built, governed, and lived in anticipation of uncertain futures. Based on over twenty months of ethnographic fieldwork and archival research, his doctoral dissertation, Life at risk: governing the future in Bogotá, Colombia, examined the emergence of risk as a rationality of urban planning and governance.