Culture Department


ur professors of art, history and literature enjoy a great prestige in the academic and university field. Their teaching training and their vocation for research make them authentic informers of a living knowledge of the Mexican and Latin American reality and culture. Some are leading university authors.
Rommel Scorza Gaxiola

. Academic Secretary and Mexican culture professor. 

Professor Scorza Gaxciola got his MA in Social Anthropology at Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia (ENAH) during which he was a CONACYT intern. He is also economist by UNAM. His interdisciplinary vocation has driven him to continue his professional development in the ares of communication, sociology, history, culture and art. He is a natural born Ethnographer and a fan of literary creation and culinary art.
He has vast experience in cultural and artistic operation, diffusion and cultural promotion, as well as in areas of academic, educational, publishing and media diffusion. He collaborated for ten years at Fomento Cultural Banamex and previously at INAH. He has been an independent advisor and researcher and he has participated in different projects of cultural and artistic promotion of a national and international outreach.
He is currently the Academic Secretary of CEPE, UNAM, Taxco campus, where he also teaches cultural diversity, culture and language, culture and identity, Mexican art and gastronomic patrimony courses.

Flavio Bautista Oviedo

. Drama Professor. 

Professor Bautista Oviedo is a graduate of Laboratorio de Teatro Campesino e Indígena de México. He studied two Diploma courses: one in scenic direction and acting, under Luis Ángel Isaías Silva and another one on Juan Ruiz de Alarcón and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, entitled ¨Teatralidades sospechosas a dos lados del atlántico¨, under the direction of José Luis Ibáñez.
He has participated in multiple courses, workshops and spaces of scenic exploration as: (a) the Intensive lab in scenic research, textual and scenic dramaturgy, held at the Centre for the Arts at Queretaro City in 2016, (b) the workshop on Unipersonal Creation, held in Argentina in October that same year, as well as (c) diverse courses of the continuing formation system of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes which consists of topics such as theater for social integration, physical training for the actor, physical theatre, African dance and butoh, as well as the actor´s voice.
Since July, 2001, he has worked as a theatre, folk dance and Latin rythms professor at CEPE-Taxco, UNAM. Since 2008 he has directed its Grupo de Teatro Xinaxtli, which has produced and directed more than 20 stage presentations.
He has danced with Ballet Folclórico Mexicano and Estampas Colombianas group. He also participated in the tour through Germany, Italy and Austria organized by UNAM´s Coro Académico in 2003 and in Tocatí, a traditional and autoctonous games festival held in Verona, Italy, in 2014.

Roberto Díaz Portillo

. Professor of history and Mexican culture.

Professor Díaz Portillo is a graduate in Ethnohistory of Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia. He has taught BA courses at Facultad de Artes y Diseño (FAD, UNAM, Taxco campus) and the ENAH (Cuicuilco), as well as High school courses at Colegio Miguel Ángel de Taxco A.C.
He was Head of Department at Taxco´s Museo de Arte Virreinal (E.P.B.S.) run by the Ministry of Culture of Guerrero State and has worked as a cataloguer Palaeographer during the cataloguing project of the Vicereagal Indifferent Fund of the Archivo General de la Nación (AGN).
He has participated in various academic events such as lectures and readings. His area of specialization is Taxco´s mining ethno-history. He is a professor in the Culture Department of CEPE, UNAM, Taxco campus.

Rodrigo R. Espino Hernández

. Professor of Mexican and Latin American Culture.

Professor Espino Hernandez got his BA, MA and PhD in Latin American studies at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
He was a full-time researcher in the project “Historia de América Latina y el Caribe” at the Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora.
He is author and co-author of diverse publications. He has taught BA History courses at Universidad Iberoamericana and at UNAM´s Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. He has participated in different academic events by presenting a number of lectures and readings. His area of expertise is the Colonial mining history of Taxco. He is currently working as a professor of History and Social Sciences at Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros, UNAM, Taxco campus.