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

People / Graduate Students


Hector Callejas

Political and Legal Anthropology, Political Ecology, Indigenous Studies, Latin American Studies

Bio & Research Interests

Hector (Tito) Callejas is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. His interdisciplinary research examines the relationship between social identities, indigenous politics, the environment, rural development, and agrarian change in Central America. In particular, he focuses on the stakes of making rural populations into "pueblos indígenas" in contemporary El Salvador. He has conducted pilot ethnographic fieldwork in El Salvador (2013) and at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2016). He is currently working on his Qualifying Exams on: 1) indigenous politics in the Americas, 2) indigenous peoples and the environment, 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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