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Yanitsa Buendia de Llaca

 

Lecturer, Ethnic Studies Department

Pronouns: she/her/hers/ella      

Areas of Interest

  • Latinx Religions and Spiritualities
  • Performance and Dance Studies
  • Anthropology of Religion 

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About 

Dr. Yanitsa Buendia De Llaca received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies in 2021 from the University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Buendia De Llaca’s work explores Indigenous revitalizations and Indigenous identity recognition in a transnational context. Her current ethnographic research focuses on ritual practices, performance (e.g. Aztec Dance), and embodied knowledges (e.g. Aztec calendar interpretations) of Toltec and Aztec revitalization movements.

Education

· PhD Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (2021)
Dissertation: “Bodies in Movement, Minds of Nature: A History and Ethnography of the Mexicayotl Movement and its Reformation in Xicago”.
· M.A. Social Sciences, Autonomous University of Queretaro (2014)
· B.A. Spanish, University of Veracruz (2012)
 

Publications

Forthcoming: “Are Aztec Dancers Practicing a Religion” in Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes (Ed. Natalie Cisneros and Molly Bassett), January 7, 2022.

Forthcoming: “What effort has there been to reconstruct Pre-Colonial Indigenous Religions in the Americas, or are such efforts even necessary? in Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes (Ed. Natalie Cisneros and Molly Bassett), January 7, 2022.

“Carmen la coja: conformación de una identidad multicolor” / “Peel my skin like an onion: the configuration of a multi-colored identity”. Revista Universitaria. Andanzas y tripulaciones. 4 (11), 2006.

 

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