Marcia Campos was born in Santiago de Chile and was an active participant in the School of Psychology of the University of Chile in the students’ movement that supported the government of President Salvador Allende. She was a political exile in Mexico after the coup.
In Mexico, Ms. Campos was actively involved in the international solidarity movement with the victims of the military regime. Ms. Campos was a tenured Professor-Researcher in the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico. She holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and did her Ph.D. work at the Faculty of Political Science at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).
Ms. Campos has been in California since 1986, where she continues her lifelong work as human rights activist. She was elected president of the Alameda Council on Developmental Disabilities and is the current adjunct honorary faculty for WISR for Latin American topics.
Ms. Campos has been a steady companion of Fernando Alegria for many years. Fernando Alegria dedicated his last book, the History of Chilean Contemporary Poetry, to her.
Ms. Campos is an experienced lecturer and community educator. She may be contacted at MCampos@aol.com