New Book of Testimonies- “Guerra inconclusa: La voz de los sobrevivientes”

I am working on a new book of testimonies of survivors of the Guatemalan civil war titled Guerra inconclusa: La voz de los sobrevivientes (Unfinished War: Voices of Survivors).  The following video includes part of a testimony given by Lupita, a 19 year old Maya woman who is a survivor of the civil war in Guatemala. The testimony is given in Spanish with English subtitles. A video of three verbatim testimonies will be included in the new book.

Below is an audio recording of my reading a translation of part of the testimony given by Victoria, a 30 year old Maya woman.

If you’d like to make a contribution to the publication of this new book and/or receive updates regarding its progress, please contact me:

Gracias y saludos,


Vea Canal Interview

In August 2014 I returned to Guatemala to meet with some of the original students who had given testimonies about their experiences during the internal armed conflict. In addition, I gave a reading to the members of Asociación Grupo Integral de Mujeres Sanjuaneras – AGIMS, a group of domestic violence survivors and workers, and taught an anthropology class at the University of San Carlos.

The Guatemalan TV station Vea Canal, en el Programa Siwan Tinamit, programa transmitido por la Coordinador y Convergencia Maya Waqib’ Kej. interviewed me about my work in Guatemala. A recording of that interview can be found here (in English with Spanish subtitles):

My current book, Guerra inconclusa: La voz de los sobrevivientes, includes previously unpublished testimonies. It will be published in Spanish by Editorial Maya Na’oj.