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Maria Fernanda Soto Joya
Fernanda Soto Joya is a Honduran/Nicaraguan anthropologist. She earned her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Soto has conducted research among mestizo and indigenous communities in the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. Her work has focused on issues of political identity, political memories, land rights, and territorial governance. Of particular relevance for her is the analysis of how narratives of gender, racial, and class inequalities are deployed and embodied when remembering the past or defending rights in the present.
Fernanda is an Instructor and Project Coordinator for Augsburg CGEE in Central America.