Emily Pryor is a third year Hispanic Studies doctoral student whose research focuses on Mexican indigenous cultural production in the forms of literature, film, theater, dance and performance art. She writes on biocentrism, gender, migration and the subjectivity of the body as a site of resistance. The past two summers she received grants from the Center for Ideas and Society and UC MEXUS to study the Mayan language Tsotsil in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. In addition, she participated in the 2015 Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Summer Course on Art, Migration and Human Rights in Chiapas, Mexico. Funding was provided by a 2015 Summer Research Grant through the UCR Hispanic Studies Department. Emily has lived in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico and Valparaíso, Chile and traveled extensively throughout Central and South America.