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Interview with Guillermo de la Peña


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Guilllermo de la Peña is one of the most prestigious Mexican anthropologists. Doctorate in anthropology, University of Manchester (Great Britain), is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and has received awards and scholarships from the National Council of Science and Technology, the Ford Foundation, the Edward Larocque Tinker Foundation, the Mexican Association of Population Studies and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 1991 it received the National Prize for Urban and Regional Research, and in 1994 it received the Jalisco Prize in the Science Area. She is currently a researcher at the West Unit of the Centre for Higher Research and Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), where she has received the prize for the best research article on three occasions (1993, 1995 and 1998). It has produced over 140 scientific publications. This interview took place in the city of Washington, following the participation of the Peña Doctor in the Performing Sovereignties Panel: Strategies for Representing Indigenous Land and Political Claims in Latin American, during the 104th meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

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