Seeking to Network on Isla Mujeres

Discussion in 'Living in Cancun' started by EntreNous, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. EntreNous

    EntreNous Newbie Registered Member

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    My name is Todd Pierce, and I am a medical anthropologist based in Washington, DC. My wife and I are planning to move to Isla Mujeres, Mexico within 12 months (early Sept 2008) and I am trying to network with other anthropologists in that region in hope of finding work there (or perhaps writing a grant for research with a local anthropologist). I was wondering if you or someone you know could point me in the right direction for this...

    Also, there is a small naval academy on the island. Do you know how I would go about finding out information on the teaching staff there or where I should look to find this out? It would be great to land a teaching job (either part time or full time would be great!).

    Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
    You can find my online CV at my site (I am a specialist in HIV/AIDS, violence, and drug abuse).

    Thanks in advance,
    Todd Pierce
  2. Klaw

    Klaw Guest

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    I'm going to move this into the Life In Cancun forum.

    I think the locals are better suited to answer your questions then tourists.
  3. gbchayctca

    gbchayctca Guest

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    Hi Todd,
    I don't have any specific knowledge about anthros working in Isla, but I do know more about cultural anthropologists working in the interior.

    There's a research institute that I've long wanted to study at outside of Valladolid called OSEA-CITE. I'd also look at CINVESTAV in Merida, although they've got a different specialty than yours. And la UQROO in Chetumal has an antrhopology department, as do the unis in Merida and Valladolid.

    But the only working anthrpologists I've met who are based in Mexico (ie not there with fellowships from the States or doing fieldwork) work with the government or at universities, whose positions are generally closed to non-Mexicans. Although there are exceptions to that.
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