Guillermo Saldana-Medina

Guillermo Saldana-Medina started his studies in Anthropology at Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (2005) and his B.A. in Social Anthropology was granted at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (2013), he holds a M.A. in Human Rights from Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (2015).

Guillermo’s fieldwork experience started as a research assistant in semi-rural areas in San Luis Potosí (2006-2010) among families whom contain psychiatric patients and adolescents with suicidal tendencies, by those years he took some courses in Social Work at Universidad Nacional de Luján (2009) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

His B.A. thesis fieldwork was carried out through the creative work from independent musical collectives in Mérida, Yucatán, México (2010-2012). In this context, music is articulated as a political and emancipatory struggle from youth Subjectivities within the Global Culture Industry terrain.

His M.A. thesis sets out a coverage of Human Rights diagnosis in mental institutions and tends towards an ethical and epistemological reconsideration to the classical notion of Subject of Human Rights. The fieldwork for this dissertation is realized mostly in a public mental institution in San Luis Potosí, México (2013-2015), and briefly, in a counseling department at Washington State University in Pullman (2015), where he achieved an academic stay in its Anthropology Department.

Guillermo has lectured courses in Ethnography and Body & Mind to psychology undergraduates (2010), History of Religion to diverse discipline undergraduates (2015-2016), Anthropology & Sociology course to residents in Psychiatry (2016-2017). He has served as teaching assitant for the courses Debating Multiculturalism, and Race and Racisms at UCSD.