Margarita Huayhua, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sociology / Anthropology



Liberal Arts 393B


2010University of MichiganPhD


  • Introduction to Social Thought
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Language and Social Diversity
  • Race & Ethnicity: Social Relations in the "Post-racial" Era
  • Ethnic Comparative Relations: Beyond Boundaries




Research Interests

  • Everyday interactions and the reproduction of social hierarchies
  • Language, power, and race
  • Social hierarchies among women
  • Indigenous people & South America

Select publications

  • Margarita Huayhua (2018).
    Building Differences: The (Re)production of Hierarchical Relations among Women in the Southern Andes
    Indigenous Languages, Politics and Authority in Latin America edited by Alan Durston and Bruce Mannheim, 231-246.
  • Margarita Huayhua (2016).
    Social Subordination and Language
    The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology edited by Nancy Bonvillain, 109-124.
  • Margarita Huayhua (2014).
    Racism and Social Interaction in a Southern Peruvian combi
    Ethnic and Racial Studies 3, 37(13), 2399-2417.

Margarita Huayhua (PhD University of Michigan 2010) is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Huayhua is a sociocultural anthropologist with a background in linguistic anthropology, video production, translation, Quechua language, and education.

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