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Anuschka van 't Hooft

Personal Data:
Academic Degree:  PhD Degree
SNI Level: I
SCOPUS ID: 55304325900
Institutional Data:
Affiliation: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Office address: Av. Industrias 101-A Fracc. Talleres CP. 78399 San Luis Potosí
Phone number: (+52) 4448321000
Ext.: 9226
Email: avanthooft@uaslp.mx
  1. PhD Degree in Language and Literature (Ph.D)
    University Leiden
  2. Master's Degree in Languages and Cultures of Indigenous America (M.A)
    Universidad de Leyden
  3. Master's Degree in Latin American Studies (M.A)
    Universidad de Leyden

Since 2003 I´m a professor at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP). My research interests are indigenous languages and cultures, oral traditions, language documentation and revitalization (especially through internet resources), indigenous literacies, intercultural literature, and collaborative research. I also work on themes regarding culture and environment, in particular disaster risk management (vulnerability, risk perception, geomythology). My approach is interdisciplinary, as I try to understand language (literature and linguistics) in/through culture, usually through collaborations with people from other disciplines (computer engineers, geographers, biologists, linguists). In my current project we are translating stories in indigenous languages to promote children´s engagement in literacy experiences in their mother tongue: https://global-asp.github.io/storybooks-mexico/.

My teaching and supervising activities are at the undergraduate program in Anthropology and the postgraduate programs in Latin American Studies (PELTSC) and Environmental Studies (PMPCA). With respect to management duties, I have been in charge of (or have participated in) a wide range of committees and work groups on curriculum development, employee assessment, Faculty funding, and strategic planning.

Research Interests of Research Group
  1. Stories without borders: A transnational study of translation practices and Indigenous language literacy
    06/08/2018 - 05/08/2019
    Language sciences (UBC, Vancouver); Education without Borders
  2. Nenek. Diagnóstico, conservación y promoción de la lengua y cultura tének a través del trabajo colaborativo en Internet
    10/12/2012 - 08/06/2018
    Conacyt Ciencia Básica
  3. Propuesta metodológica a partir de indicadores para la evaluación de amenazas socio naturales en sitios turísticos de México
    01/12/2014 - 30/11/2016
    PRODEP