Rony L. Castillo is a native, member, and activist of the Garifuna community. For over a decade, he worked under the Secretary of Education in Honduras, overseeing bilingual intercultural education for indigenous and Black people. He obtained a PhD in science (with emphasis on business administration) at the Catholic University of Honduras. He is currently a PhD candidate in Latin American studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests center around the intersection of autonomy, Black and indigenous identity, and education. His current project is a historical ethnography of territorial autonomy and the creation of the Garifuna University in Honduras. He takes a multidisciplinary approach that addresses issues of indigeneity, Blackness, garifunaness, ethnolinguistics, identity, gender, interculturalism, and critical race theory.
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Leave or Die: Neoextractivism and the Garifuna Experience in Honduras
(Con traducción al español) Neoextractivism is Honduras’ favored development strategy. The exploitation and accumulation of common goods in nature has led to th... More