Maria Eugenia Bozzoli

Activist Type
Human Rights

María Eugenia Bozzoli, Costa Rica's pioneering anthropologist and human rights advocate, shattered barriers as the nation's first female anthropologist. Her lifelong dedication to defending minority rights and promoting cultural diversity and environmental conservation has left an indelible mark. From teaching at the University of Costa Rica to earning accolades like the Bronislaw Malinowski Award, her impact resonates profoundly. The Museo de Culturas Indígenas Doctora María Eugenia Bozzoli stands as a testament to her enduring legacy. Beyond academia, her personal life intertwined with her professional journey, exemplifying a commitment to social justice and excellence. 

Artwork by
Nick Shea

Taking inspiration from Maria's activism for the rights of Costa Rica's indigenous peoples and the conservation of its natural environment. The illustration references these subjects with nods to the language of census maps and infographics, floral patterns, and plant forms found in many of the country's traditional arts. The green and purple color scheme references Costa Rica's national flower, a purple orchid known as the Guaria Morada or the "Purple Country Girl."

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San Jose
September 15, 1821
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