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Latin American Anti-racism in a 'Post-Racial' Age - LAPORA


Originally from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, she holds a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University, and is currently Professor of Research at the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) in Mexico City. She trained in the office of writing through journalism working from the age of 18 as a writer in a Central American press agency and since her student years has combined her academic work with the work of dissemination by penetrating radio, video and the written press. Her research work has focused on defending the rights of women and indigenous peoples in Latin America. She has lived and conducted field research in Mexican indigenous communities in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero and Morelos, with Guatemalan refugees on the southern border, as well as with North African migrants in Spain.

She has published twenty-two books as a sole author or publisher and her work has been translated into English, Spanish, French and Japanese. During 2003 she received the LASA / Oxfam Martin Diskin Memorial Award shared with Dr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen for her contributions to socially committed research and in 2013 obtained the Simón Bolívar Chair awarded by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.