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Who is María Lionza?

By Roger Canals, lecturer in the department of social anthropology at the University of Barcelona. The book A Goddess in Motion: Visual Creativity in the Cult of María Lionza finds its origins in my vivid interest in Afro-Latin American religions, art and visual anthropology. I understand the latter in a broad sense, that is, as […]

Mes de la Herencia Hispana

September 15th – October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month which celebrates the histories, the heritage, the cultures and contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.   September 15th was chosen as a starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, […]

Giving a Voice: Sharing Work of the Late Willem Assies

Renowned Dutch anthropologist Willem Assies’ lifework was a study of Latin American politics. Up to his unexpected death in 2010, Assies had made strides in bringing awareness to the situations of the downtrodden, those considered “voiceless.” In Dignity for the Voiceless: Willem Assies’s Anthropological Work in Context, editors Ton Salman, Salvador Marti i Puig, and […]