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.
- "This confusion was repeatedly put forward in multiple debates over the imperative to generate profit in all types of exchanges of service— even essential social services such as education."
- "The students’ rhetoric has broken through the veil of normativity that once hid the ongoing ethical duplicity and absurd logic of the current system of socio-economic politics and practices."
- "In this way, the recovery of true communal order in post-authoritarian societies such as Chile may be seen to still require a massive ideological redirection away from ephemeral individualist imperatives and towards the communal sphere of long-lasting shared fulfilment that these imperatives have inadequately replaced."
- "It is somewhat counterintuitive and paradoxical to realise that it was during the dictatorship that such an open and collective social ambition was manifested in this call to action, and it is in fact within a democratic context that it is seen as necessary to reiterate it and attach a specific agenda."
- "Kiss-athon for Education (July 7, 2011) "
- "As stated by Georgina Gore, flash mobs: [are] designed to create a visual stir, to intrude into or even disrupt the quotidian [."
- "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."
- "With some variation, all of the sentiments detailed in these examples can be seen either in the movement’s marches and performative acts, or in the signage it has posted in a variety of educational and private spaces."
- "This situation is much easier to grasp when taking into account the nebulous rationale described above, which serves to illustrate how the repressive technologies of authoritarianism have created divisions based in the polarisation of meanings, thus leaving neoliberal violence to persist amid the confusion of the same in the post-dictatorial context."
- "The examples of flash mobs realised in Chile present the majority of the attributes identified in Gore’s profile of these performances."