The Depth of Our Pueblo: Maya Guatemalan Youth Politics and Theater Resisting Violence
Book Chapter (2008):
“Our Ancestors Danced Like This": Maya Youth Respond to Genocide Through the Ancestral Arts.
A compelling Maya Guatemalan grassroots theater project of resistance, hope, and vision explores what a more just society looks like and what civic engagement means.
Citations list of Publications
by Czarina Aggabao Thelen, Ph.D.:
In preparation The Depth of Our Pueblo: Maya Guatemalan Youth Politics and Theater Resisting Violence.
ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS, PEER REVIEWED
In preparation “Living Indigenous Pedagogies: Asylum Self-Advocacy Workshops with Maya Guatemalan Youth.” (Co-author: Efrain López Rancho.)
In preparation “Empowering Maya Guatemalan youth in the asylum process: An educational intervention.” Center for Mexico and Central America (CeMeCA), Columbia University. (Co-author: Efrain López Rancho.)
2014 “Lisandro Guarcax and the Dance of the Nawales: In Memoriam (1978-2010).” Spring 2014. EMISFÉRICA. Vol. 11 No. 1 (‘The Decolonial Gesture’): n. pag. Hemispheric Institute. Web.
2008 “Our Ancestors Danced Like This: Maya Youth Respond to Genocide Through the Ancestral Arts.” 2008. In Rickie Solinger, Madeline Fox, and Kayhan Irani (eds.), Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims. NY: Routledge, pp. 39-54.
DISSERTATION / THESES
2017 “Becoming I’x: Maya Ontological Decolonization and the Turn to Theater in Postwar Guatemala.” Chair: Charles R. Hale. Committee: Shannon Speed, João Vargas, Circe Sturm, Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Kim TallBear. Univ Texas at Austin: Dissertation.
2010 “Theorizing a Third Current of Maya Politics through the San Jorge Land Struggle in Guatemala.” Supervising Committee: Charles R. Hale, João Vargas. Univ Texas at Austin: Master’s Report.
2000 “The Philippines’ NGOs through the Democratic Transition in 1986: Continuity and Change.” Thesis Advisors: Peter Uvin and James Mahoney. Brown University: Honors Thesis.
2012 “Preface.” In Aggabao Thelen, Czarina (ed.), Stitching Our Wings: Poetry & Artwork by Young Women at Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center. Austin, TX: Red Salmon Press.
2010 “Lisandro, tú representas la dignidad del pueblo maya y la sabiduría ancestral.” Paid ad, Prensa Libre, Oct 18, 2010, Guatemala. Co-authors: Sue Kuyper, Bridget Brehen, with 54 human rights organizational signatories.
2010 “Sololá, Guatemala: Assassination of Maya teacher/artist Lisandro Guarcax.” Censored News Special Edition, Sept 1, 2010: n. pag. Web.
2009 “Introduction.” In SOY Collective (eds.), Does Heaven Have a Ghetto?: Poetry & Artwork by Youth at Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center. Austin, TX: Red Salmon Press.
2007 “‘From Resistance to Power’: Iximche’, Site of Maya Resistance and Power, Hosts Indigenous Summit.” Report on Guatemala, Spring 28(1).
2006 “‘Our Grandparents Have Told Us that These Lands are Ours’: Rodolfo Pocop on Land Struggles and Indigenous Organizing.” Report on Guatemala, 27(2).