RESEARCH: My Life in the Clouds


Graduate student and Tinker Summer Research Grant recipient Christian DiCanio describes his research into the Trique language of western Oaxaca state.

I awake to the crowing of a rooster and sink deeper beneath the covers imagining its untimely demise. But the cold has crept into the house during the night so, shivering, I drag myself out of bed in the dim morning light. Outside I breathe in the fresh, thin air and peer through the clouds still settled over San Martín Itunyoso to watch the sun rising over the mountains.

Christian DiCanio
Publication date: 
January 9, 2007
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article