Walescka Pino-Ojeda is an Associate Professor in Latin American Studies, and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies. She specialises in Latin American literature and critical theory, with an emphasis on popular culture, memory and trauma studies. Her book Night and Fog: Neoliberalism, Memory and Trauma in Post-Authoritarian Chile was published in Chile in 2011 by Cuarto Propio Editorial House.
- "It has also devalued and trivialised campaigns working towards social justice, collective causes, and all the advances in labour rights that have been achieved in past decades."
- "To an extent, their disconcerted reactions have been understandable, given the massive worldwide ‘success’ enjoyed in the last 40 years by the ideological model they inhabit."
- "In turning education into a consumptive profit-driven mechanism, these structures are demolishing Chile’s social fabric and turning their victims into the very instruments of their perpetuation, unable to see the sinister nature of said structures."
- "Only an intentional blurring of critical judgement could lead to this perversion of goals."
- "In this case, one goes on for 12 years, and then another 4 or 5, and it’s only one chance [."
- "These networks of resistance provided the basis for a culture of opposition towards the projects of ideological cleansing that had been so brutally implemented by the dictatorship."
- "As stated by Georgina Gore, flash mobs: [are] designed to create a visual stir, to intrude into or even disrupt the quotidian [."
- "‘Genkidama for Education’ (July 15, 2011) represents an example of the ways in which new symbolic imaginaries, in this case derived from Japanese comics and animation, are coming to the Chilean cultural fore."
- "In this sense, this movement represents the most radical schism to have yet stemmed from Chile’s transitional democracy —refusing to engage in dialogue within the established parameters of imagination, logic and affect set up by this transition."
- "governability), with feelings of consolidation becoming subsumed within economic imperatives and the fulfilment of market-mandated consumerism."