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An Old Map, Little Black Fruits, and Female Spirits

From the Field: Americas Research Interest Group
by Gabriela Martínez, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication and Stephanie Wood, Senior Research Associate, CSWS
Bety Cruz takes a close look at pre-Columbian pottery bits.
Today we went to some Zapotec communities not far from Oaxaca city, accompanied by Beatriz (“Bety”) Cruz, a graduate student from the same region […]

Monoliths, Silk Worms, and Scholarships

From the Field: Americas Research Interest Group
by Stephanie Wood, Senior Research Associate, CSWS

Zoila Bautista Hernández
Oaxaca, Mexico—On March 22nd Gabriela Martínez and I went deep into the Mixteca Alta to visit an archive in search of early manuscripts (kind of a bust) and then to go to a pueblo where one of the young […]

Reconstructing the Lives of Zapotec Women

Filmmaker Gabriela Martínez with Juana Vásquez Vásquez
From the Field: Americas Research Interest Group
by Gabriela Martínez, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication and Stephanie Wood, Senior Research Associate, CSWS

Oaxaca, Mexico—Yesterday, we began work on a pilot film for a larger documentary on the “triple rescue” of colonial Mexican manuscripts. We are speaking of 16th- […]