Hector Callejas

Multicultural State Reforms and Indigenous Land Rights in El Salvador

Interdisciplinary scholarship has developed two distinct approaches to the study of national indigenous politics in Latin America: one approach focuses on multicultural state reforms (Anthropology and Political Science), and the other approach centers on indigenous land rights (Geography and Anthropology). Neither approach has analyzed national indigenous politics in El Salvador. Why has each approach overlooked El Salvador? What insights might the Salvadoran case yield for each approach and, more broadly, for the interdisciplinary study of national indigenous politics in Latin America? My interdisciplinary research will investigate the relationship between multicultural state reforms and indigenous land rights in El Salvador. It will engage with and contribute to Native American and indigenous studies, political ecology, and Latin American studies.