Rachel Barber is a PhD student in Social Sciences at ciesas Occidente. She works on the construction of labor identities of artisan weavers in the highlands of Chiapas. Her master's thesis, Un gusto adquirido: la artesanía mexicana y la adaptación sociocultural de los migrantes estadounidenses en Chapala, which deals with the relationship between the consumption of crafts and the sociocultural adaptation of American retirees in Chapala, Mexico, was published by the University of Guadalajara in 2021. She is interested in the topics of material culture, social change and anthropology of labor, and the incorporation of documentary and audiovisual methods in ethnographic study.