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

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Student

Héctor Callejas


Native American and Indigenous studies; political ecology; Latin American studies; sociocultural anthropology


Bio & Research Interests

Héctor Callejas is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at University of California, Berkeley. He received his M.A. (2017) and B.A. (2014; with highest honors) from the same department. 

As a sociocultural anthropologist, Héctor engages with interdisciplinary scholarship on indigenous peoples in Latin America. His dissertation research investigates the relationship between indigenous peoples, national development, and the United Nations in El Salvador. He has conducted pilot ethnographic fieldwork 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 (2016-2018).

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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Héctor Callejas está egresado en el doctorado de Estudios Étnicos de la Universidad de California, sede Berkeley. Recibió su maestria (2017) y licenciatura (2014; summa cum laude) del mismo departamento. 

Héctor es un antropólogo sociocultural orientado a la literatura académica interdisciplinaria sobre los pueblos indígenas en Latinoamérica. Su tesis doctoral investiga la relación entre los pueblos indígenas, el desarrollo nacional, y las Naciones Unidas en El Salvador. Ha completado investigaciones preliminares en El Salvador (2018, 2013) y en el Foro Permanente de las Naciones Unidas para las Cuestiones Indígenas (2016). 

Héctor ha recibido becas de posgrado del National Science Foundation (Graduate Research Fellowship) y de la Universidad de California, sede Berkeley (Chancellor's Fellowship). Ha recibido becas de investigación del Departamento de Estudios Étnicos, el programa de estudios sobre los pueblos indígenas en los Estados Unidos (Native American Studies), el centro de investigaciones sobre la raza y el género (Center for Race and Gender), y el centro de investigaciones sobre cuestiones indígenas en los Estados Unidos (Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues). Es parte del instituto para el estudio de problemas sociales (Institute for the Study of Societal Issues). Anteriormente fue un coordinador de la asociación de estudiantes de posgrado e indígenas de Norteamérica (American Indian Graduate Student Association; 2016-2018). 

Héctor es un miembro de la asociación norteamericana de antropólogos (American Anthropological Association), la asociación de estudios sobre los pueblos indígenas de las Américas (Native American and Indigenous Studies Association), y la asociación de estudios sobre Latinoamérica (Latin American Studies Association).

 


Advisor

Rosemary Joyce (Anthropology)
Thomas Biolsi
Shari Huhndorf