Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil (Ayutla Mixe, 1981) is a part of COLMIX, a collective of young Mixes that perform research and promotion of the Mixe dialect, history and culture. She studied Language and Hispanic Literatures and continued onto a Masters in Linguistics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has collaborated in diverse projects on the disclosure of linguistic diversity, the development of grammatical content for educational materials in indegenous dialects and documentation projects and attention to indegenous dialects at risk of disappearing. She has involved herself in the development of material written in Mixe and in the promotion of Mixe-speaking readers and other indegenous dialects. She has been involved in activism for the defense of the linguistic rights of the indigenous dialects’ speakers, and for the use of indigenous dialects in the virtual world and in literary translation.

28 OCTOBER / MAINSTAGE / IN SPANISH / LIVE TALK