Originally from Truchas, a village located at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ southernmost point, Alicia Inez Guzmán holds a PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester, New York. She is a contributing faculty member at Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a freelance writer focusing on mestizo and indigenous land based art and histories of land use. You can find her work in THE Magazine, Afterimage, InVisible Culture, The Daily Serving, View, and Pastelegram.