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Velasquez Nimatuj is the 2017 Mellon Visiting Professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
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Visiting professor Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj reflects on activist career, passion for academia

Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj, an indigenous rights activist, is the 2017 Mellon Visiting Professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Duke University. A member of the K'iche Maya people in Guatemala, Velasquez Nimatuj is currently teaching an undergraduate course on the history of indigenous people in Mexico and Central America and a graduate seminar entitled "Indignity, Epistemology, Ontology and Anthropology." The Chronicle spoke via email with Velasquez Nimatuj about what she hopes to accomplish in her position at Duke. 


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The center, located in Griffin House on West Campus, gives out free condoms, dental dams and lubricant.  
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The center, located in Griffin House on West Campus, gives out free condoms, dental dams and lubricant.  

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