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

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Héctor Callejas

indigenous studies, sociocultural anthropology

Bio & Research Interests

Héctor Callejas is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his M.A. (2017) and B.A. (2014) from the same department. He was born and raised in a Latino immigrant community in Sacramento, California. His family fled the civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala during the 1980s.

Héctor focuses on indigeneity, territory, political economy, and neoliberalism amid globalization and transnational migration in Latin America. His dissertation investigates these issues in the case of El Salvador. He has conducted preliminary research in El Salvador (2018, 2013) and at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2016).

Héctor 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. He is a former co-chair of the American Indian Graduate Student Association at UC Berkeley.

Héctor is a member of the American Anthropological Association; the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association; and the Latin American Studies Association. 


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