Margarita Huayhua

Assistant Professor

Sociology / Anthropology



Liberal Arts 393B


1999Universidad de San Antonio Abad de CuscoBA in Education
1995Facultad Latinoaméricana de Ciencias SocialesMA in Anthropology
2010The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIPhD in Anthropolgy


  • Socio-cultural Anthropology
  • Language as used in everyday life
  • Language, race, ethnic and gender hierarchies
  • Ethnography in the Andes and topics in Latin America
  • Indigenous people movements and oral history

Research interests

  • Social hierarchies among women
  • Everyday interactions and the reproduction of social hierarchies
  • Language and power
  • Native Andeans & the image of "the Indian" in the southern Andes.
  • Native Andeans & Ontologies

Select publications

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 (2013).
Everyday Discrimination in the Southern Andes
Para Quê Serve O Conhocimento se eu Não Posso Dividi-Lo? Ed. by Birgit Krekeler, Eva König, Stefan Neumann, and Hans-Dieter Ölschleger, 49-58.

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