Archive for Advisors

Shom Dasgupta

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Shom is a pediatrician and anthropologist at UCLA. He holds an MD and MPH from Northwestern University and a MA in Medical Anthropology from Harvard. He advises Wuqu’ Kawoq on our child malnutrition and health promoter programs and serves as an “on-call” physician. He speaks Kaqchikel and Spanish.  …

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Tiffany Creegan Miller

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Tiffany develops print and online materials for Wuqu’ Kawoq’s field school, Kab’lajuj Ey, as well as assisting us in our other Kaqchikel Maya language and culture initiatives. She has a PhD. in Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Spanish…

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Robert Henderson

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Robert is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. He is a co-founder of Wuqu’ Kawoq and Emeritus Board Member. His research on Mayan languages includes work in Kaqchikel, K’ichee’, Tz’utujil, and Uspanteko . He completed his PhD in linguistics at from the University of…

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Malcolm “Mike” Hill

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Mike practices pediatrics and adolescent medicine at Carle Hospital/University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. He advises Wuqu’ Kawoq on medical ethics, medical program delivery, and quality improvement. Dr. Hill is also a member of our Institutional Review Board.   Mike práctica la pediatría y la medicina…

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Ty Melvin

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Ty practices pediatrics and pediatric nephrology at Carle Hospital/University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. He advises Wuqu’ Kawoq on our complex pediatric care program and heads our Institutional Review Board.   Ty practica pediatría y nefrología pediátrica en el Hospital Carle / Facultad de Medicina de…

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Brent Metz

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Brent is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Kansas. He researches issues of indigeneity and development in the broadest sense in Central America, particularly among the Ch’orti’s of eastern Guatemala and western Honduras. He has written two books and many articles on this theme. Brent…

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Pedro Mateo Pedro

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Pedro is a faculty member at the University del Valle in Guatemala. He is a native Q’anjob’al speaker who completed his PhD in linguistics from the University of Kansas. Pedro’s research focuses on the documentation and acquisition of Mayan languages, especially Q’anjob’al, Chuj, Mam, and Ch’ol. He advises…

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Jane Striegel

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Jane practices pediatrics and pediatric nephrology at Carle Hospital/University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. She advises Wuqu’ Kawoq on our pediatric clinic programs.   Jane practica pediatría y nefrología pediátrica en el Hospital Carle / Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Illinois en Urbana-Champaign. Ella…

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Emily Tummons

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Emily is a co-founder and Board Member Emeritus of Wuqu’ Kawoq. She served as Board President for six years. She teaches Kaqchikel Maya at the University of Kansas. Her linguistics research focuses on a grammatical class of roots in Kaqchikel called positionals. Emily advises Wuqu’ Kawoq on language use…

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