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Vaclav Masek Sánchez

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Vaclav Masek Sánchez is a 2nd-year graduate student from Guatemala City in the sociology department at the University of Southern California, based in Los Angeles. Through archival and ethnographic methods, Vaclav’s research seeks to understand the dialectic between collective action and collective memory. Vaclav has a monthly opinion editorial in the Sunday edition of El Periódico, Guatemala’s leading newspaper, where he publishes articles of public sociology. Vaclav is also part of VIVX, a network of environmental stewards in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia collaborating with independent filmmakers in dismantling toxic mainstream narratives about defending ancestral territories.