About Marina

Dr. Marina Aguirre received her BA in Archaeology and her master’s degree in Ethnohistory from the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Her PhD is from CIESAS – Centro de Investigación de Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social. She has been leading cultural journeys throughout México for the past nine years.

Dr. Aguirre was born in México City. After studying Business Administration, she worked for the Bank of México for several years. During that time, she realized that her real passion was Archaeology. She quit her job and moved to Mérida, Yucatán, where she studied Archaeology, and then she had the opportunity to complete a Master’s degree in Ethnohistory. Recently, she has received her Doctorate in History. Her academic interests include popular religiosity in indigenous villages, folk art, iconography and archaeology, and how the local people have expressed their religiosity since Spanish Colonization.

With this diverse background, Dr. Aguirre is able to provide a complete approach to understanding the beauty of México through its archaeology, anthropology and history. She has participated in several international Congresses to share her research, including Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize. In México she has been part of several academic events, giving lectures in different universities in Campeche, México City, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas and Mérida, Yucatán.

After hearing the best stories of México through the eyes of her father and her grandfather (who was a remarkable Mexican archaeologist), Dr. Aguirre now feels that it is her turn to share her passion, and to reveal some of the pieces of México’s history.

Dr. Aguirre lives in Mérida, Yucatán with her husband Luis and their three adorable children. The tragic loss of a fourth child at birth has given her strength, she says, and it is in her child’s honor that she wishes to continue her work and to introduce and educate others to the incredible beauty and wonders of her native México.

(See Why Marina’s Journeys are Unique.)