Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui will join Penn during the week of April 9th, 2018 as the Alice Paul Center first International Visiting Scholar. Rivera Cusicanqui is a contemporary Aymara feminist sociologist, historian, and subaltern theorist from Bolivia. She draws upon anarchist theory as well as Quecha and Aymara cosmologies. She is the previous director and longtime member of the Taller de Historia Oral Andina (Workshop on Andean Oral History). She is also an activist who works directly with indigenous movements in Bolivia, such as the Katarista movement and the coca growers movement. Sylvia’s best known work is Oppressed But Not Defeated: Peasant Struggles Among the Aymara and Quechua in Bolivia, 1900-1980 (Geneva: UNRISD, 1984).
Additionally, Rivera-Cusicanqui will be visiting the Quechua class on April 10th.
Rivera Cusicanqui’s visit is cosponsored by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Perry World House and the Quechua Language Program at Penn.