A Review of The Indigenous Peoples of Mesoamerica and Central America: Their Societies, Cultures, and Histories

  • Nestor I. Quiroa Wheaton College

Author Biography

Nestor I. Quiroa, Wheaton College

Néstor I. Quiroa is an Associate Professor of Latin American Colonial Literature at Wheaton College in Illinois. He teaches courses in Latin American literature, culture and civilization, and highland Guatemala indigenous texts. His research interests include the religious encounter between Dominican missionary friars and Maya groups. He has also written articles on the colonial religious context of the Popol Wuj, as well as articles on indigenous responses to evangelization in other native authored colonial K'iche' texts. His recent research focuses on the twentieth century post-conflict Maya Literature.


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