Aims & Purpose

Maya migration, or the Maya diaspora, beginning in the late 1970s and continuing today, tells many stories, not only personal and individual, but national and regional.

How has the diaspora changed the Maya homelands and the United States, and the Maya people? What can the United States learn from the Maya?

Presenting Maya populations in various locations and situations, contributors to the journal discuss the complications and nuances for what it means to be Maya, or Maya American, or American, as borders are increasingly spanned geographically, socially, and psychologically. In looking for essays and commentary that give insight into the global world of the 21st century, we foresee vibrant discussions generated by lived experiences, research, and collaborative knowledge.

We especially encourage essays that explore problems and solutions, and we are open to all people regardless of background