Genner Llanes-Ortiz is a Yucatec Maya social scientist. He is trained as a social anthropologist at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan (UADY), and completed his DPhil in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex, UK. His main academic interests focus on ethno-political movements, intercultural dialogue, subaltern epistemologies and Indigenous performing arts. He has conducted research on the work of NGOs and Indigenous organisations in the Yucatán Peninsula. His work has been concerned with forms of representing Indigenous knowledge in intercultural education projects in Latin America, especially in Ecuador and Mexico. He has looked at the ways in which cultures of schooling continue to sideline local learning practices and epistemologies.
He worked recently as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Indigeneity in the Contemporary World project at Royal Holloway University of London. At present, he is a Postdoctoral Associate at Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) in Mexico.