Rosalva Aida Hérnandez Castillo

Latin American Perspectives Lecturer

Rosalva Aída Hernández earned her doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University in 1996. She is currently a Professor and Senior Researcher at CIESAS, the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology in Mexico City. Her research interest cover ethnic studies, legal and political anthropology, decolonial feminisms and activist research. One of her projects involves exploring the experience of indigenous women with customary law and national law. In the last five years she has been working with forensic teams and family collectives who search for their disappeared relatives in the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Guerrero and Morelos, and with families of disappeared migrants in Honduras. She is the author of Multiple InJustices. Indigenous Women, Law and Political Struggle (In press in University of Arizona Press); Sur Profundo. Identidades Indígenas en la Frontera Chiapas Guatemala (CIESAS-CDI 2013) , Histories and Stories from Chiapas: Border Identities in Southern Mexico (UT Press 2001) published also in Spanish as La Otra Frontera: Identidades Múltiples en el Chiapas Postcolonial (2001), and of Etnografías e Historias de Resistencias. Mujeres Indígenas Resistencia Cotidiana y Organización Colectiva (2008 PUEG-UNAM-CIESAS) and is co-editor of: Transcontinental Dialogues. Activist Alliances with Indigenous Peoples in Canadá, Mexico and Australia (University of Arizona Press 2019), Descolonizando el Feminismo. Teorías y Prácticas desde los Márgenes (Catedra 2008) Dissident Women. Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas (UT Press 2006); El Estado y los indígenas en tiempos del PAN: neoindigenismo, identidad y legalidad (Porrúa 2004), Mayan Lives, Mayan Utopias: the Indigenous Peoples of Chiapas and the Zapatista Rebellion (Rowman & Littlefield 2003); and The Other Word: Women and Violence in Chiapas Before and After Acteal (IWGIA 2001) among other books. She is recipient of the Martin Diskin Oxfam Award for her activist research and of the Simon Bolivar Chair for her academic trajectory (CLAS Cambridge University). She was a Tinker Visiting Professor in UT Austin for the Fall Semester 2016. She is a member of the National Researcher System (SNI) Level 3. She has been part of the Editorial Board of Latin American Perspectives since 2010. 

LAP Lectureship Events:

Collaborative Field Research and Feminist Ethnography Workshop

Open to all upper level undergraduates and graduate students. Space is limited.

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PT,

Where: Anthropology Bldg, Room 51A

RSVP by Nov. 11, 2021tinyurl.com/lapworkshop

 

Diálogos Transcontinentales Book Presentation

The first 10 attendees to RSVP will receive a free copy of the book (Spanish version)at the event. The presentation is open to all Stanford Affiliates.

When: Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PT,

Where: Anthropology Bldg, Room 51A

RSVP: tinyurl.com/dtbooktalk

 

Latin American Perspectives Distinguished Lecture: Digging for Hope in Mexico: A Feminist Ethnography in the Land of Mass Graves

When: Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 1:30 pm PT,

Where: Livestream: https://tinyurl.com/livelap2021

 

The Latin American Perspectives Lectureship is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Latin American Perspectives Journal