Program – TAS 2023

4th Thinking Andean Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Location: Haverford College, Haverford, PA (Greater Philadelphia Area)

Event is free and open to the public

In-person and virtual

Virtual attendees (for panel sessions): Use this Link

DAY 1: Friday, March 24, 2023

1:15pm-2:10pm Registration (Chase Hall 101)

2:15pm-3:45pm Panel 1: Virtual Panel (Chase Auditorium for in-person audience)

  1. Beatriz Rodriguez (Arizona State University) “‘Agua’: derecho de vida a través del pensamiento indígena y el problema global del medio ambiente”
  2. Tsaywa Samay (Sallkamaywa) “Cuerpxs diversxs en geografías andino-amazónicas” 
  3. Christopher Heaney (Penn State University) “The Andean Ancestors of American Anthropology: the Smithsonian’s First Hall of Physical Anthropology, 1965” 
  4. Manuel Ostos (Penn State University) “The Sacred Valley in the Happy Valley: Andean Studies at Penn State” 

Moderator: TBD

4:00pm-5:45pm Panel 2: Hybrid Panel (Chase Auditorium)

  1. Rachaell Diaz (University of Florida) “The Women of Sembradoras de Vida and their Modern Andean World” (virtual)
  2. Ulises Zevallos-Aguilar (Ohio State University) “Metáforas y metonimias acuáticas. Teorizaciones sobre la gestión quechua en las ciencias sociales peruanas (Siglo XX y XXI)” (virtual)
  3. Valeria Chávez Roncal (Northwestern University) “The Case of Chicha: From Sonic Marginalization to Nationalistic Embrace” (virtual)
  4. Karl Swinehart (University of Louisville) “Reconquista lingüística: Expanding Aymara Territories Online” (in-person)
  5. Américo Mendoza-Mori (Harvard University) and Sofía Vega-Zanca (University of Pennsylvania): “Quechua language programs as spaces for the promotion of Andean and Indigenous Cultures” (in-person)

Moderator: TBD

6pm-6:30pm Reception (Founders Great Hall)

6:30/7pm-8:30pm Andean Music Concert with Inkarayku (Founders Great Hall)

Program: Event is open to the public

DAY 2: Saturday, March 25, 2023

9am-9:45am Registration/Breakfast (Chase Hall 101)

10am-11:05am Panel 3: Indigenous Peoples and Lettered Practices (Chase Auditorium)

  1. Jorge Coronado (Northwestern University) “Indigeneity and Writing in the Andes 1890-1940”
  2. Tara Daly (Marquette University)“Bartolina Sisa, warmi: Indigenous Women Outside the Script”
  3. Gonzalo Lamana (University of Pittsburgh) “Race and ethnicity, then and today”

Moderator: Jacqueline Campo

11:15am-12:45pm Panel 4 (Chase Auditorium)

  1. Karen Spira (Guilford College) “Domestic Employees and the Peruvian Novel: From Abjection to Resistance”
  2. Marta Sanchís Ferrer (University of Pennsylvania) “Decolonialidad temporal: múltiples perspectivas vitales en El Chaco de Liliana Colanzi”
  3. Mercedes Mayna-Medrano (Union College) “‘Quien ama no es cuerdo a medias, sino loco entero’: las desventuras del amor interracial y la minería boliviana en la tradición ‘Los tesoros de Rocha’”
  4. Lenin Lozano (University of Pennsylvania) “Realismo y desacralización andina: la mirada histórica de la violencia en Candela quema luceros de Félix Huamán Cabrera”

Moderator: TBD

12:50pm-1:40pm LUNCH (Chase Hall 101)

1:45pm-3:15pm Panel 5 (Chase Auditorium)

  1. Jack Martínez Arias (Hamilton College) “La destrucción ecológica de los Andes y la perspectiva de los escritores locales”
  2. Carmen Valdivia (Macalester College) “Colonialidad Mercurial, Extractivismo y Agua en Máxima (2019) de Claudia Sparrow”
  3. Jacqueline Campo (University of Massachusetts) “Being an immigrant in your own country: narratives and trajectories of Indigenous Quechua in Peru”
  4. Enzo Vasquez Toral (Northwestern University) “Embodying Settler (Waste) Colonialism in the Andes”

Moderator: Jorge Coronado

3:25pm-4:55pm Panel 6 (Chase Auditorium)

  1. KC O’Hara (University of Pennsylvania) “Afterlives of Her Animals: A Microhistory of Human-Herd Relationships in the Colonial Andes”
  2. Silvia Escanilla Huerta (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) “Rethinking Narratives of Independence in the Central and Southern Andes (1783-1825)”
  3. José Miguel Munive Vargas (Stony Brook University) “Longing for Whiteness: The Fiesta de la Raza and the Construction of the Myth of Spanish Race in 1920s Peru”
  4. Lucia Stavig (University of Pennsylvania) “The Cosmopolitics of Health: Healing and Radical Resurgence in the Andes”

Moderator: Enzo Vasquez Toral

5:15pm-6:30pm Keynote Speaker (Chase Auditorium)

Dr. Ernesto Capello (Macalester College) “Andes: Landscape and Power”