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

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Student

Héctor Callejas


Native American studies; political ecology; Latin American studies; development studies; sociocultural anthropology; human geography


Bio & Research Interests

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

As an anthropologist-in-training, Héctor takes an interdisciplinary, comparative, and multi-scalar approach to the relationship between land, indigenous peoples, and the environment across the Americas. His dissertation investigates economic growth, natural resource management, and social inclusion as national strategies for global development in Central America. Héctor 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. 

Siendo un antropólogo en formación, Héctor toma una perspectiva interdisciplinaria, comparativa, y multi-escalar hacia la relación entre la tierra, los pueblos indígenas, y el medioambiente en las Américas. Su tesis doctoral investiga el crecimiento económico, el manejo de recursos naturales, y la inclusión social como estrategias nacionales para el desarrollo global en Centroamérica. 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 Latinoamericanos (Latin American Studies Association).

 


Advisor

Rosemary Joyce (Anthropology)
Thomas Biolsi
Shari Huhndorf