Aura Cumes is a Maya Kaqchiquel from Guatemala, thinker, writer, teacher and activist. She assumes as a political ethical principle to question all forms of domination. Much of her efforts have focused on the fight against sexism and racism, seen as problems produced by two major systems of domination: colonialism and patriarchy. D. in anthropology from the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (ciesas) Mexico. M.A. in Social Sciences from flacso Guatemala. Co-compiler of the book La encrucijada de las identidades, feminismos y mayanismos en diálogo (2006) and co-author of the research Mayanización y vida cotidiana, el discurso multicultural en la sociedad guatemalteca (2007).