Marcela Garcia Probert
Marcela Garcia Probert is a lecturer at the Institute for Area Studies.
She doesn't have a desk at the university. Please send an email if you want to contact her. The mentioned telephone number is the number of the secretariat.
Fields of interest
- Material culture
- Everyday religion
- Saint veneration
- Traditional medicine
"From medical remedy to collectable amulet; changing attitudes towards material culture in Palestine, from late Ottoman to contemporary Palestine."
Based mainly on the Tawfiq Canaan Collection of Palestinian Amulets, my research revolves around material culture in Palestine. It explores amulets and their multiple functions throughout the 20th century, such as healing and protective remedies, commodities, collectables, ethnographic evidence of folklore in Palestine, and museographic material to tell stories about the nation.
The use of amulets and talismans by Palestinian Muslim women. Based on the Tawfik Canaan Collection of Amulets.
Supervisor: Prof. Petra Sijpesteijn
Marcela García Probert from Mexico City. Trained in Art History and Cultural Studies at Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, in Middle East Studies at el Colegio de México and in Theory and History of Religion at IIF, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) She is currently a PhD researcher at LIAS.
- MA Middle East Studies (El Colegio de México, Mexico 2010)
- Certificate in History and Theory of Religion (UNAM, Mexico 2007)
- BA Arts (Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico 2005)
Grants and awards
- PhD Scholarship from The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico, 2013-2017
- Research Grant from El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico, 2009.
- Grant for Overseas Research from The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico City, Mexico, 2009.
- Postgraduate Scholarship from The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico City, Mexico, 2007-2009.
- Undergraduate Scholarship from Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, Mexico, 2001-2005.
- Faculty of Humanities
- Leiden Institute for Area Studies
- SMES APT
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