Sara Ladron de Guevara is the current President of Universidad Veracruana (UV) in Veracruz, Mexico. She previously served as Provost of Acacemic Affairs at the same institution, between 1997 and 2001. In addition, she was the Director of the Museum of Anthropology of Xalapa between 1995 and 1997, and again between 2005 and 2013.
A scholar with more than 100 national and international publications under her name, Ladron has been a member of the National System of Researchers since 1993. Between 1996 and 2005, she was a substitute to the President of the Anthropology Council of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH, for its initials in Spanish). Since 2005, she has served as an external evaluator. In 2007, she received INAH´s Popularization of Science Award to the best publication for her book Hombres y dioses de El Tajín (Men and gods of El Tajín). She also received the acknowledgment “Mujer Veracruzana 2008” (Veracruz Woman of the Year 2008) from the Legislature and the Government of the State of Veracruz.
Ladron graduated cum laude from UV with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, and a specialization in Archeology. She went on to obtain a Master’s degree on Art History from the University of Paris I – Sorbonne and a PhD in Anthropology with an honorable mention from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).