Adrián Cetina Catzin
Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Adrian is a doctoral candidate specialized in Sociocultural Anthropology. His areas of interest include ethnicity, alterity, indigeneity, cultural heritage, and identity. Adrian’s interests also include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) cross-disciplinary research, he earned a Graduate Certificate in GIS from FIU in 2019. His dissertation research explores how essentialist views of the Maya culture and built landscapes of tourism shape contemporary Mayas’ sense of ethnic identity in the Yucatan Peninsula. As an indigenous-Maya scholar, Adrian uses his positionality as keystone of his research to bring the local indigenous perspective into the conversation to rethink dominant discourses of ethnic identity, but more importantly to create an indigenous narrative that addresses less explored effects of the many-sided relationships and experiences of contemporary Mayas with the global world.