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Timothy Smith, Guatemala

Timothy Smith

Guatemala, Central America

Indigenous Municipal Government of Solola

Dr. Timothy Smith was a Fulbright Grant recipient for 2000-2001 (Guatemala). Over the course of the year, he worked with the Indigenous Municipal Government of Solola and with various indigenous NGO’s that culminated in the first bilingual social science text produced in both Kaqchikel Mayan and Spanish. After returning from his Fulbright year, he spent two years at Harvard University and Columbia University writing up his dissertation on indigenous politics and representation in postwar Guatemala. After graduating from the University at Albany, SUNY with his Ph.D. in 2004 (Anthropology), Dr. Smith became the Associate Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and then the University of South Florida. He currently is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair at Appalachian State University, member institution of the University of North Carolina