Quechua program Welcoming Event: guest-lecture by Prof. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 6pm
Place: Greenfield Intercultural Center at Penn (3708 Chesnut Street)

This is our first event of the year. Enjoy some Inca Kola and snacks, learn about the Quechua program at Penn and join us for lecture by Dr. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli on the history of the Incas. Introduction remarks by Prof. Jorge Téllez.


Abstract: Texts and illustrations by Inca petitioners in eighteenth-century Mexico’s archives raise questions about hemispheric and transatlantic movement of the descendants of Incas kings after the Spanish conquest.
This presentation examines the long journey of the Uchu Tupac Yupanqui family in Peru and Mexico on their way to a desired, but never reached, destination: the court of the Spanish King.

Bio: Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is Professor of Colonial Latin American Studies in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. She is the author of La fe andina de la escritura: identidad y resistencia en la obra de Guaman Poma de Ayala (2006), Durmiendo en el agua (2008, short fiction), Nobles de papel (2016) and Women’s Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500-1799 (2017, co-edited with M. Díaz). Her current project is tentatively titled: From Coyas to Doñas: Inca Women and the Gendering of the Colonial Archive.

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