Margarita Huayhua, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sociology / Anthropology

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Liberal Arts 393B


Education

2010University of MichiganPhD

Teaching

  • 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

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

An introduction to the basic concepts of social and cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize the comparative study of societies at different levels of socio-cultural integration and from different areas of the world. This may include a brief introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology.

An introduction to the basic concepts of social and cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize the comparative study of societies at different levels of socio-cultural integration and from different areas of the world. This may include a brief introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology.

An introduction to the enterprise of sociological theory. As such, it attempts to introduce students to the questions, problems, and intellectual tasks of theorizing about society and our social lives as well as to expose students to some of the most important competing ways in which previous social theorists have gone about this task.

An introduction to the enterprise of sociological theory. As such, it attempts to introduce students to the questions, problems, and intellectual tasks of theorizing about society and our social lives as well as to expose students to some of the most important competing ways in which previous social theorists have gone about this task.

An introduction to the enterprise of sociological theory. As such, it attempts to introduce students to the questions, problems, and intellectual tasks of theorizing about society and our social lives as well as to expose students to some of the most important competing ways in which previous social theorists have gone about this task.

A study of the concepts of "race" and "ethnic group" and the role these concepts play in social interaction and social differentiation.

A comparative analysis of interracial and interethnic relations in various areas of the world including the U.S., Latin America, Africa, and Europe. An examination of the causes of interethnic conflict, assimilation, ethnic solidarity, and changes in ethnic identity.

A comparative analysis of interracial and interethnic relations in various areas of the world including the U.S., Latin America, Africa, and Europe. An examination of the causes of interethnic conflict, assimilation, ethnic solidarity, and changes in ethnic identity.

Directed readings and analysis in selected sociological topics. Cross-listed as WMS 350 with appropriate topic.

Directed readings and analysis in selected sociological topics. Cross-listed as WMS 350 with appropriate topic.

Research

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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