In the Highlands of Guatemala

September 29, 2017 Revue Magazine

In the Highlands of Guatemala, one Maya Community is taking back its Cultural Identity. Innovative educational programs help the indigenous Poq’omchi’ of San Cristóbal Verapaz regain their voice after decades of oppression.


REVUE article by Kerstin Sabene


Maya dance drama, the Rabinal Achí

December 9, 2016 Revue Magazine

The ancient Maya dance drama, the Rabinal Achí, is one of the best examples of surviving pre Columbian culture in Mesoamerica.


REVUE article by Kerstin Sabene


Rethinking Maya Studies: A Conversation with Ruud van Akkeren

AUGUST 5, 2016 PORTAL Web Magazine LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, 

It is hard not to feel moved when talking to Ruud van Akkeren about his research. In such a conversation, it quickly becomes clear that Van Akkeren has his own nuanced, and possibly revolutionary, way of understanding Maya past and present in Guatemala, and that he doesn’t always see eye to eye with other Maya scholars.


PORTAL article by Susanna Sharpe