Gladys Tzul Tzul
Gladys Tzul Tzul is one of the few Latin American intellectuals who has specialized in the study of indigenous forms of government and communal politics. She holds a PhD in sociology from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) in México and a Masters in Social and Political Studies in Chile. She is the founder of Amaq, an institute that provides legal advice to indigenous peoples. As a public intellectual, she has been a forceful voice reflecting on and denouncing the genocide in Guatemala during the presidency of Efraín Ríos Montt (1982-1983). She is also a visual artist and belongs to the collective of indigenous photographers, “Con Voz Propia”.
Maya K’iche’ writer, Amaq’ Institute researcher and activist