Mintzi Auanda Martínez-Rivera is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Providence College. She is an Anthropologist and Folklorist (PhD Indiana University-Bloomington, 2014), and her research and teaching focuses on Latin American indigenous youth culture, indigenous popular culture, expressive cultural practices, and Critical Indigenous and Anti-Oppressive research methodologies. She has published on the indigenous rock movement in Mexico, about P’urhépecha wedding rituals, and on conducting research in conflict zones. Next year, her co-edited volume with Solimar Otero Theorizing Folklore from the Margins: Critical and Ethnical Approaches will be published by Indiana University Press, and she is currently working on her book manuscript, tentatively titled Getting Married in Angahuan: Creating Culture, Performing Community. For the last 2 years she has cooperated with the Social Justice Collaborative, a non-profit organization in California that provides legal aid on immigration cases. Currently, she is the co-chair of the Cultural Diversity Committee, a standing committee of the American Folklore Society.