Ana Patricia Martínez Huchim

Mayan writing, Linguistics and Anthropology

Bachelor’s degree in Anthropological Sciences with a focus in Linguistics/Literature and a master’s degree in Anthropological Sciences with a focus in Ethnohistory at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.

She has taught diverse courses and workshops on Mayan language and culture in México and abroad. She has participated in numerous conferences and activities that promote indigenous language, traditions and education.

A bilingual (Spanish and Mayan) writer and editor, her most recent work is Tsíimin tuunich, jwáay miis yéetel alux. El caballo de piedra, Jwáay gato y Los aluxes. Stone Horse, Jwáay-cat, and The aluxes completed in 2015. Accredited with the National Prize of Indigenous Literature “Enedino Jiménez”of Juchitán, Oaxaca, in September of 2005 for her bilingual novel U k’a’ajsajil u ts’u’ noj k’áax. Recuerdos del corazón de la montaña. First place winner in the genre Narrative in Mayan Language with the text Chen konel. Es por demás. Prize “Alfredo Barrera Vásquez” of the Cuartos Juegos Literarios Nacionales Universitarios which convenes at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in Mérida, Yucatán in December of 2005.

She has received many awards, among these for her outstanding participation in the program “Mujeres en la Cultura” or Women in the Culture and her valuable input as a researcher and writer of the Mayan culture for the municipality of Tizimín in March of 2011. Award Chíimpolal. U máaank’inal Maaya T’aan in the festival of Maternal Languages through INDEMAYA/Government of the state of Yucatán in March of 2013.