IMS Associates

Cultural Anthropology Students

María Diaz Montejo

E-mail: md7304@albany.edu

Education

PhD, University at Albany, SUNY.
MA, University at Albany, SUNY, 2005
BA, Carleton University, 2003

Research interests

Myth and narratives, traditional dance, social movements, transnationalism, ethnicity, tourism, and indigenous politics in Mesoamerica.

Teaching Experience

  • 2005 Teaching Assistant, University at Albany, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • 2004 Teaching Assistant, University at Albany, Anthropology and Folklore
  • 2002-2003 Teaching Assistant, Carleton University, Department of Anthropology, and Institute in Inter-Disciplinary Studies, Introduction
    to Human Rights
  • 2001-2003 Peer Assisted Study Sessions Program Facilitator, Carleton University, Centre for Initiatives in Education, Introduction to
    Anthropology

Research Awards

  • 2005 Institute for Mesoamerican Studies DeCormier Memorial Fellowship
  • 2005 (Summer) SUNY Albany Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant (Declined)
  • 2004 Institute for Mesoamerican Studies First Encounter Award
  • 2004 (Summer) SUNY Albany Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant

Papers Presented at Professional Conferences

2004 "Going Home: Our Re-Thinking of Anthropologists in the Maya Area." American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings (Atlanta), December 15-19.

Panel Organizer

2004 "Anthropologists and Their Subjects: Challenges to Anthropological Practices in the Maya Area." Panel Organizer with Alberto Esquit-Choy. American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings (Atlanta), December 15-19.

Professional Association Memberships:

  • 2003- Member, American Anthropological Association, USA.
  • 2003- Member, Latin American Studies Association, USA.

Languages

English (Primary), Spanish (Fluent), Popb' al ti' (conversational), French (conversational)