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Liza Grandia, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist who has lived and worked in Guatemala and Belize for over six years. She is an assistant professor of International Development and Social Change at Clark University and is currently on leave at Yale University with a postdoc fellowship in Agrarian Studies. She is an emeritus board member of ProPeten, a Guatemalan environmental organization, with whom she has worked since 1993 (www.propeten.org). Liza speaks Q'eqchi' Maya and Spanish fluently.