Power of Attorney in Oaxaca, Mexico

Native People, Legal Culture, and Social Networks

Power of Attorney constructs a geography of indigenous legal culture through digital maps and visualizations.

This project:

Maps relationships among people, places, and courts created by a common legal procedure: the granting of power of attorney.

Analyzes socio-spatial networks and flows of knowledge and power created by power of attorney.

Contributes to interdisciplinary scholarship that shows how native people interacted with the law across geographical expanses and differences of language and culture.