Director Research Emeritus, Professor, National Centre of Scientific Research
Henri Favre, doctor of the Universite de Paris, is an ethnosociologist who specialized on Latin America where he studied in particular the Mayas of Mexico and the Quechuas of Peru. He taught at the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amerique Latine (Paris) and at several universities of North and South America (Quebec, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Mexico, Lima, Sao Paulo). As an international consultant, he worked with governments, international institutions and multinational corporations.
Henri Favre, who is director of research emeritus at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France, is currently studying the emergence of ethnic identities and its social and political consequences, and the relationship between neoliberal globalization and multiculturalism in its various dimensions. His main books, that have been constantly re-published and translated in more than ten languages, are : "The indigenista Movement in Latin America" (1996), "From neoliberal reform to counter-revolution in Mexico" (1997), "Latin America and the challenge of neoliberalism" (1998), and "Neozapatism: a tentative analysis of an insurrectional situation in Mexico" (2002).