The Closing Reception of the International Association of Inter-American Studies, Fourth Biennial Conference, hosted at UCSB, October 4-6, 2016.
Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, with AVC Maria Herrera-Sobek (conference organizer) and Dr. Josef Raab (IAS President; Bielefeld University, Germany), with the wonderful dancers of the UCSB ensemble Raíces de mi Tierra: Guadalupe Buenrostro; Itzel Flores Castillo; Marina Chavez; Alejandra Fabela; Alondra Larios; Carolina Paz and Alexis Mojarro Pinto. Son Jarocho guest artist Jorge Mijangos, who this quarter is teaching UCSB students in the Music Department, also performed for the closing reception.
During the conference. Dr. Hellier-Tinoco presented research titled: “Our heritage?”: Dancing resistance, creating music ~ transnational tourism, UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, and indigenous autonomy in the P’urhépecha region of Mexico.”
Professor Hellier-Tinoco is on the doctoral committee of dancer Marina Chavez, a candidate in Chicana and Chicano Studies who is researching ballet folklórico in the USA.