Genetic ancestry, race, & national belonging in Argentina

The project site is in Luján, Argentina.

Pictured here: 

The famous Basílica Nacional de Nuestra Señora de Luján, and the main commercial and touristic street leading up to it, Calle San Martín.

Photography by Loruhama T.R.

This project is run by an interdisciplinary research team from

the U.S. and Argentina.


We are interested in understanding the ways in which public perspectives of race, ethnicity, and national belonging may be affected by recent trends in genetic ancestry research in Argentina.


Given the current social and political context, we are curious to know what it means to be Argentine. In what ways do “race,” ethnicity, and national belonging have to do with the construction of “Argentineness”? Does genetic information inform or alter those constructions?

To learn more, visit the project website: