Marcelo Garzo Montalvo

Marcelo Garzo Montalvo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies
Faculty Director, Latinx Studies Working Group
Marcelo Garzo Montalvo
Marcelo Garzo Montalvo (he/they) is a musician, danzante (ceremonial dancer), and Ethnic Studies scholar-activist. He is a first-generation im/migrant of Mapuche, Chilenx and Spanish descent. Their teaching and research focus on comparative and critical Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Ethnic Studies and Dance and Performance Studies. They hold a B.A., M.A. and PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. His dissertation, Mitotiliztli <——> Teochitontequiza: Danza as a Way of Knowing (2020), explores Anahuacan ceremonial dance (Danza Mexica-Azteca-Tolteca-Chichimeca) as an embodied form of Indigenous science, philosophy, art, spirituality and politics. His other fields of study include critical science and technology studies, decoloniality and social movements for food, healing, environmental and ecological justice.

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