Geraldine Ann Patrick Encina
Scholar in Residence
Geraldine Ann Patrick Encina is the Scholar in Residence for the Center for Earth Ethics. She is a member of the Otomi-Hñahñu Regional Council in Mexico, and a professor of ethnoecology. Born to Chilean parents of Celtic and Mapuche origins, Patrick Encina received her doctorate in ethnoecology and social sciences from El Colegio Mexiquense, A. C. in 2007; she also holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She has been a visiting professor in Honduras and Argentina, and held faculty positions at several Mexican universities. Her research focuses on archaeoastronomy and cultural astronomy, particularly on ancestral and current ways of measuring and conceiving time and natural cycles in Mesoamerica, especially among Maya, Nahua and Otomian cultures.
From the Blog
While in Mexico last July, 2017, I had three encounters with traditional, local, Medicinal Plants experts. The first was in the recently created Clinic of Mazahua Traditional Medicine at the Intercultural University of Mexico State which Mindahi Bastida Munoz co-founded in 2004 in San Felipe del Progreso, Estado de Mexico. … Read more
This week, Australia welcomed home its oldest known human, 43,000 year old Mungo Man. CEE’s Original Caretakers Program Director, Mindahi Bastida, traveled across the globe to be a part of this historic event. Dean Sewell documented the long journey home for The Guardian. Mindahi, what was the purpose of your… Read more