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Former Assistant Director General for Culture at UNESCO (1994-1998), she is presently with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), as professor and researcher at its Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (PhD in social anthropology), she (..) directed the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares (1985-1988). While Secretary of the Mexican Science Academy (1992-94), she was director of the Institute of Anthropological Research at the National University of Mexico UNAM (1991-1994). Author of twelve books, which include Parentesco y economía en una sociedad nahua (1972), Antropología breve de México (1993), The Cultural Dimensions of Global Change: An Anthropological Approach (1995), and Culture and Global Change: Social Perspectives of Deforestation in the Lacandona Rain Forest (1995) and member of Editorial Boards of 7 professional journals based in Mexico, Colombia, England, and USA. She has directed several books on culture, including the World Culture Report of UNESCO. A founding member of the Mexican Academy of Human Rights, she also served as President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (1988-1993); member of the Joint Latin American Committee of the Social Science Research Council (1987-1990) and the Executive Committee of the Latin American Studies Association (1994-1996); member of the Advisory Committee of the U.N. Human Development Report and World Bank Project on Culture and Public Action. Her honors also include Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships (1978 and 1982), the medal for distinguished activities in the field of culture of the Ministry of Culture in Pakistan, and honorary membership in the Royal Anthropology Institute in England. Furthermore, she is a member of the Academic Faculty of the Global Economic Forum in Davos.
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Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinaria (CRIM)
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Av. Universidad s/n, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Tel: +52-7773-130 555
Fax: +52-7773-175 981
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