State Autonomous University of Morelos (UAEM), Mexico City
Morna Macleod has an M.A. and PhD. in Latin American Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has been a researcher and lecturer at the State Autonomous University of Morelos (UAEM) since 2012. She is a member of Mexico’s National Researchers’ System (SNI).
Before becoming involved full-time in academia, she worked for many years in human rights, research, international aid agencies and as an independent consultant.
In these different arenas, she has fostered collaborative and horizontal research, teaching and evaluation methods, working iteratively between social practices and academic theorizing, combining Freirean popular education principles to her academic research. Working from an intersectional framework, she studies issues of multifaceted violence and resistance, as well as indigenous epistemologies, particularly with Mayan women from Guatemala. Currently, she is teaching and researching multiple violence in Morelos, Mexico, and is exploring issues of human rights, memory and justice in Chile and Guatemala.