Advanced Search

Búsqueda Investigador

Researcher profile

Anuschka Johanna Maria Van't Hooft

Personal Data:
Academic Degree:  PhD Degree
SNI Level:  I
SCOPUS ID: 55304325900
ORBIS ID: n70854
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
  1. PhD Degree in Language and Literature
    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 have been a professor at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP). My research interests are indigenous languages and cultures, especially oral traditions, language documentation and revitalization (through internet resources), indigenous literacies, and intercultural literature. I also work on issues of culture and environment in indigenous communities, particularly on traditional ecological knowledge and their perception of the environment. My approach is interdisciplinary, as I try to understand culture in/through language, usually through collaborations with local stakeholders. In my current project, we translate and create stories in indigenous languages to promote children´s engagement in literacy experiences in their mother tongue:

My teaching and supervising activities are at the undergraduate program in Social 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. I am currently our university´s Academic Coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Environmental Studies (2023-2025).

Personal Researchs Interest
  1. Language, culture and environment
Research Interests of Research Group
  1. Storybooks México. Cuentos digitales para promover las literacidades de niños indígenas en sus lenguas maternas
    01/09/2021 - 01/06/2024
  2. 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