Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Graduate Students


Hector Callejas

indigenous politics; environment; development; social identities; Central America

Bio & Research Interests

Hector (Tito) Callejas is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. His research examines the relationship between local indigenous activism in El Salvador and transnational indigenous organizing at the United Nations. He has conducted pilot ethnographic fieldwork in El Salvador (2013) and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2016). He is currently working on his Qualifying Exams, which cover: 1) indigenous peoples and the environment; 2) indigenous politics in the Americas; and 3) indigenous peoples in Central America. 

Tito has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation and a Chancellor's Fellowship from UC Berkeley. He has been awarded research grants from the Ethnic Studies department, the Native American Studies program, the Center for Race and Gender, and the Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues. He is a Graduate Student in Residence at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues. 

Tito is co-chair of the American Indian Graduate Student Association. 


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