Américo MendozaMori  teaches Quechua and Spanish, and also started the Quechua Language program at Penn. His research focuses on cultural and language policies in the Andes and Brazil.| Faculty



The Quechua program at Penn works along with these undergrad and graduate student organizations to plan different activities: conference, cultural nights and gatherings. Quechua Penn is a Graduate Student organization that aims to promote an interdisciplinary network of scholars working in the growing field of Andean Studies.



Marlen Rosas is a PhD student in History at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies twentieth-century indigenous peoples’ resistance movements in Latin America, with particular interest in the role of education in mobilizing indigenous communities for land and labor rights in Ecuador. Her broader interests in Latin American history include the intersections of race, class, and nationalism as they have constructed and been constructed by the conditions of traditionally marginalized peoples.


Diego ArispeBazán is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research involves North-South migration and internal migration in South America, historical consciousness, and linguistic anthropology/semiotics, as well as political utopia & fantasy, circulating affect, and new media & discourse networks.
Co-chair of Quechua Penn


Frances Kvietok-Dueñas
is a PhD candidate in Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include Indigenous bilingualism, bilingual education and language policies in Perú. In collaboration with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, she also participates in an ongoing community-based Maya language revitalization initiative in Quintana Roo, Mexico, as a teacher educator.
Co-chair of Quechua Penn


The Andean Representation is an undergraduate student group. For more info, visit their site:



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