Rodolfo Stavenhagen

Rodolfo Stavenhagen

Rodolfo Stavenhagen, professor emeritus at El Colegio de México, does research on human rights, indigenous peoples, agrarian problems, social development and ethnic conflicts.

In 2001-2008 he was United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He has also been assistant-director for social sciences at UNESCO, president of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, and has taught at numerous universities in Europe and the Americas.

Among his principal publications are Social Classes in Agrarian Societies, Ethnic Conflicts and the Nation-State, The Ethnic Question, Derechos Humanos y derecho indígena en América Latina, Los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas.