The Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration presents:
M. Bianet Castellanos, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota: “Indigenous Dispossession: Housing and Maya Indebtedness in Mexico.”
M. Bianet Castellanos is an anthropologist and Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota.
She is the author of “A Return to Servitude: Maya Migration and the Tourist Trade in Cancún” (2010) and numerous journal articles devoted to indigeneity, gender, and settler colonialism in the Americas. She co-edited Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas: Toward a Hemispheric Approach (2012).
Her talk draws from a forthcoming book, which analyzes contemporary Maya relations with the Mexican state through the lens of home-ownership and debt. In other research, she examines indigenous lives across national boundaries, between Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and Los Angeles, California.