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Daniel Ramirez Perez

Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, COLMICH

Residency: September 2019 – May 2020

Research Project: Las marcas del pueblo. Patrimonio cultural y propiedad intelectual en la producción de Tequila (Jalisco, México) y Aguadas (Caldas, Colombia) como destinos del turismo cultural.

Research Interests: cultural heritage, intellectual property rights, tourism, handicrafts, nationalism, economic anthropology, cultural studies


Daniel S. Ramirez is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology in Centro de Estudios Antropologicos at El Colegio de Michoacan A.C. (COLMICH). He is interested in exploring the relationship between cultural heritage landscapes, geographical indications and cultural tourism in the constitution of the municipalities of Tequila (Jalisco, México) and Aguadas (Caldas, Colombia) as destinations.

Based on a contrastive ethnographic analysis and supported in multiple sources in his dissertation, Ramirez poses that the materialization of these destinations supposes a statehood that identifies and delimits the municipal space as part of the national tourist geography ("Tequila Pueblo Magico" and "Aguadas Pueblo Patrimonio), as part of the World Heritage List (“Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila” and "Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia”), and as an origin of specific goods (“tequila” and “sombrero aguadeño”). He also suggests that this governmental exercise regulates populations in terms of their position as residents or tourists and it creates the conditions for them to interact in and with the tourism market.