Historic Memory and Pedagogy Working Group
Connecting students and scholars from Guatemala’s public university system with artists to create educational materials on aspects of the country’s history currently suppressed or omitted from curricula.
The current official school curricula in Guatemala represent the country’s majority indigenous and youth populations as passive and apolitical, and educators who want to develop and teach alternative curricula lack the tools and resources to do so. Through the organization of the Historic Memory and Pedagogy Working Group, Amir Mohamed is bringing together students and scholars from Guatemala’s public university system to collaborate with local artists to produce educational materials on aspects of the country’s history that are currently suppressed or altogether omitted from school curricula.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Culture, Language and History; Law, Government and Policy
- Graduate student: Amir Mohamed, anthropology
Special committee chair:
Saida Hodžić, Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: University of San Carlos
- Community partner: a Guatemalan education professional
- Community partner: a Guatemalan illustrator and graphic designer