Friday, December 02, 2005

Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala

Dr. Victoria Sanford, Lehman College-CUNY

Victoria Sanford will chronicle the ongoing struggle of the Maya in Guatemala seeking justice for the genocidal massacres of the 1980s. Based on exhaustive research, including forensic investigation, archival research, interviews with high-ranking military officials and more than 400 survivor testimonies, Dr. Sanford will share her field research experiences from the exhumation of a clandestine cemetery in 1994 to the current and ongoing efforts of Maya survivors to seek justice.

Bio:

Dr. Sanford is Assistant Professor on Anthropology at Lehman College, City University of New York. She was a Fulbright Scholar, recipient of a US Institute for Peace research award, as well as a Bunting Peace Fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and a Rockefeller Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. She is the author of Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala (Palgrave Macmillan) and Violencia y Genocidio en Guatemala (F&G Editores). She is co-editor of Engaged Observer: Activism, Advocacy and Anthropology (in press, Rutgers University Press).

Dr. John J. Gunkel
Director, Honors College
Faculty of Arts and Sciences/Newark
Rutgers University
101 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07102-1811

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