Roberto Rodríguez, PhD discussed the upcoming Maya Maiz Root Conference that he is coordinating which will take place in Arizona from April 24-28. The event will feature 15 Maya scholars who will teach their culture, history, and philosophy at Arizona State University, Pima Community College, and The University of Arizona.
Roberto Rodríguez, PhD – or Dr. Cintli – is an associate professor in the Mexican American Studies Department at the University of Arizona. His research focus at the University of Arizona is on Maiz culture on this continent, which includes its relationship to the Ethnic Studies controversies nationwide. He teaches classes on the history of maiz, Mexican/Chicano/Chicana culture and politics and the history of red-brown journalism.