Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Mintzi Martinez Rivera – No sabia que era indígena hasta que fui a la ciudad: Indigenous Identity Formation in a P'urhépecha community

Thursday, February 7, 2019

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street

Mintzi Martinez Rivera is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Providence College. Mintzi has a dual PhD (Folklore and Anthropology) from Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB). Her research and teaching addresses issues of youth culture, cultural continuity and transformation, performance of rituals and festivals, performance of indigenous identity, and vernacular cultural practices in the Americas. Since 2005, she has conducted research on the P’urhépecha culture of Michoacán, México, spending most of her time in the community of Santo Santiago de Angahuan. She has published articles on the indigenous rock movement in Mexico, indigenous popular culture, and the use of food as decorations.