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L. Tatiana Paz Lemus

Doctoral candidate MA (Sociocultural Anthropology, Latin American Studies)

Tatiana Paz Lemus is a Guatemalan sociocultural anthropologist and Head of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Tatiana has a European Master in Latin American Studies from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (2006) and is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. She has worked in the field of development anthropology, transnational migration and youth studies. For 6 years, Tatiana was part of the team that produces the National Human Development Reports at UNDP-Guatemala. Currently, her research interests are focused on how life aspirations, political agency, and public policy interventions are articulated in the lives of rural Guatemalan youths.


Sociocultural Anthropology, Latin American Studies