Korinta Maldonado Phd

 Korinta Maldonado

Contact Information

109 Davenport Hall
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Biography

B.A. Ethnology from the National School of Anthropology and History, Mexico City.

M.A. Rural Development from the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City.

Phd Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin

Research Interests

  • Indigenous Studies, Legal and Political Anthropology, Race and racisms in the Americas

Research Description

My  research  centers  on  indigenous movements, human rights and racial formations in Latin America. I specifically examine  the  Mexican state  and  the  way  the  state  multicultural languages inform indigenous subjectivities in the context of a global shift to rights regimes. My research in Puebla and Chiapas is result of years of engagement and collaborative work with indigenous organizations and state sponsored indigenous institutions from which I co-published a monograph in Spanish “The Indigenous Courts  of  Cuetzalan  and  Huehuetla:  The  Force  and  Reproduction  of  Normative Systems of the Peoples of the Highlands of Puebla”. Other publications include “El Juzgado  Indígena  de  Huehuetla,  Sierra  Norte  de  Puebla.  Construyendo  la totonaqueidad  en  el  contexto  del  multiculturalismo mexicano,”  [The  Indigenous Court of Huehuetla, Highlands of Puebla. Constructing Totonac Indigeneity in the Context  of  Mexican  Multiculturalism]  in  Justicia  y diversidad  en  América  Latina: Pueblos  indígenas  ante  la  globalización.  Chenaut  V.,  Teresa  Sierra,  Magdalena Hernández, Héctor Ortiz, eds. CIESAS and FLACSO, Mexico

Education

  • B.A. Ethnology from the National School of Anthropology and History, Mexico City. M.A. Rural Development from the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City. Phd Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin

Courses

  • Anthro. 182 Introduction to Latin American Cultures, AIS 285 Indigenous Thinkers of the Americas