David Atienza

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David Atienza received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2006 and relocated to Guam the same year, where he currently resides. With a history, philosophy, anthropology, and applied linguistics background, Dr. Atienza has taught at various institutions in Spain and Guam. His research focuses on cultural identity processes and historical anthropology, particularly in the Mariana Islands, and he has several publications, some co-authored with Dr. Alexander Coello de la Rosa. He holds the position of professor of Anthropology at the University of Guam. 


  • B.A., History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • M.A., Applied Linguistics, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija (Spain)
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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