Indigenous Dispossession: Housing and Maya Indebtedness in Mexico

M. Bianet Castellanos is an anthropologist and Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota.
She is the author of “A Return to Servitude: Maya Migration and the Tourist Trade in Cancún” (2010)
and numerous journal articles devoted to indigeneity, gender, and settler colonialism in the
Americas. She co-edited Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas: Toward a Hemispheric Approach
Her talk draws from a forthcoming book, which analyzes contemporary Maya relations with the Mexican state through the lens of home-ownership and debt. In other research, she examines indigenous lives
across national boundaries, between Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and Los
Angeles, California.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
William L. Harkness Hall (WLH ), 309 See map
100 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511