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Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Studies

2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gerda Henkel Stiftung

2012: Associated PhD student at the International Research Training Group, Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2009-2012: PhD in Cultural Anthropology (Magna Cum Laude), Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Conacyt/DAAD Scholarship holder

2006-2008: MPhil in Amerindian Studies (grade: 9/Very good), Leiden University, The Netherlands.  Alban Scholarship holder.

May-July 2007: Textile Identification Course, coordinated by Dr. Gillian Vogelsang, Textile Research Centre, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands.

2003-2005: Research Seminar “The ways of the Northwest: towards a systemic perspective within an American Indigenous macroregion”, Anthropology Research Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

1996-2002: BA in Ethnology (Honorary mention), National School of Anthropology and History, Mexico City.

Professional experience

2003-2004: Research assistant for the Seminar “The ways of the Northwest: towards a systemic perspective within an American Indigenous macroregion”, coordinated by Carlo Bonfiglioli, Arturo Gutiérrez, Marie-Areti Hers y María Eugenia Olavarría, Anthropology Research Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

May-November 1999: Intern and visiting researcher at the Smithsonian Institution to complete a research project focused on textile traditions of Indigenous societies of northern Mexico and Southwestern United States, Washington D.C

Fieldwork

1997-2004: Coyachique, Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua, México.

2007-2014: Tarahumara Settlement “Padre Carlos Díaz Infante, S. J.”, Chihuahua City, Mexico.

Awards

2008-2012: DAAD Scholarship to accomplish doctorate programme at the FU Berlin.

2005: Honorary mention, National Prize “Fray Bernardino de Sahagún” for the Best BA thesis in Ethnology given by the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico.