Jaime Pérez González


Jaime Pérez González is a Tseltal (Maya) researcher, writer, and translator from Tenango, Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico. He is a PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his master’s in American-Indian Linguistics at the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS, Mexico). His MA thesis won the 2013 Wigberto Jiménez Moreno Prize, awarded by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) for the best master’s thesis in linguistics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Language and Literatures at the Michoacan University of San Nicolas de Hidalgo (UMICH, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico). He won second place in the fifth Indigenous Literary Contest Y el Bolom dice 2001… for the story “Entre vivos y muertos,” given by the Center for Indigenous Languages, Art and Literatures in the State of Chiapas (CELALI, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico).


  • concrete jetty, Catazajá, Chiapas, Mexico
    I must set this story free on the four winds, this artifice that led my life to bloom, for it is my muse and point of origin from which to carry out mortal, diabolical acts. I know not how it happened...

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