Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/20/09

Air date: 
Fri, 02/20/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Mexico's African Root

Mexico's Third Root


An Interview with Maria Elisa Velazquez on the history and culture of Mexico's African Root.

Hosted by Carlos Chavez

MARÍA ELISA VELÁZQUEZ is a fulltime researcher in the Direction of Ethnology and Social Anthropology at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (Mexico), where, since 1997, she coordinates a seminar on populations and cultures of African origin in Mexico.  She also teaches at the Iberoamerican University and has recently been selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to serve as an advisor of the International Scientific Committee for the Slave Route Project. She mastered in history at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and earned a PhD in anthropology at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH). She is author of Mujeres de origen africano en la capital novohispana, siglos XVII y XVIII (México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2006) and Juan Correa, mulato libre, maestro de pintor (México: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1998).


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