Mayan Organizing and Cultural Production in the Diaspora


ACLS Fellowship Program


Chicana/o and Central American Studies


This research project explores how Mayan migrants and their children use organizing to produce cultural production that links issues of settler colonialism across borders. The materials used or created by the Mayan diaspora become opportunities to consider the survival of Indigenous migrants as, "mobile archives of indigeneity." Thinking through concepts of historical memory, Indigenous survivance, and ongoing migration/deportation circuits, this project takes up how these diasporic communities understand themselves as Indigenous subjects despite settler colonial structures premised on Indigenous elimination in Guatemala and the United States.