Rocío Quispe-Agnoli

quispeag@msu.edu
(517) 884-6315

B-355 Wells Hall

FacultyRomance and Classical StudiesAmerican Indian and Indigenous Studies

William J. Beal Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Studies
Spanish

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is a Professor of (Post) Colonial Latin American Studies, affiliated faculty in the American Indian Studies Programand core faculty of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She has directed the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (2007-2011). Professor Quispe-Agnoli is also a creative writer and has received three awards for her short fiction (La Regenta 1998, Atenea 1999, and Ana María Matute 1999). She is the recipient of the MSU Fintz Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts & Humanities (2012), Peruvian Woman of the Year (2013, the Embassy of Peru in the United States), CAL Leadership Award (2016), and Inspirational Woman of the Year (2019, GenCen at MSU).

Publications include La fe andina en la escritura: resistencia e identidad en la obra de Guamán Poma de Ayala   (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Press, 2006); Durmiendo en el agua (Sleeping Under Water, short fiction, Editorial Mundo Ajeno, 2008); four special issues in journals Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura (“Beyond the Convent: Colonial Women’s Voices and Daily Challenges in Spanish America”, 2005, and “Mirrors and Mirages: Women’s Gaze in Hispanic Literature and Visual Arts”, 2015), Letras Femeninas (“Mirada de mujer: narrativas femeninas de lo visual y narrativas visuales de lo femenino”, 2014), Letras (“Más allá de los 400 años: Guamán Poma revisitado, 2020), and more than 60 articles on race, ethnicity and identity, women’s and gender studies, visual studies and television studies. Her second book, Nobles de papel: identidades oscilantes y genealogías borrosas en los descendientes de la realeza inca (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2016), received the 2017 LASA-Peru Flora Tristan Book Award. She is co-editor ofWomen’s Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America1500-1799 (Routledge, 2017) and Colonial Latin American Literatures in Transition (Cambridge UP, 2022).

Since January 2020, she is the Editor in Chief of Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades (REGS) sponsored by the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades, the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, and the College of Arts & Letters. REGS is published by MSU Press.

Degree: Ph.D. Brown University

Position: Professor of Hispanic Studies

Editor in Chief, Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades (REGS)

Research: Colonial Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies, Gender, Indigenous Identities, Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies, Visual Studies, Interdisciplinary approaches to literary and cultural texts, Latin American ficción especulativa (science fiction, horror literature, literatura fantástica)

Podcasts series – Collaborative Edges (Across Languages and Cultures)http://www.icollaborativedges.com/

Videos-Research

Hablando en/desde el archivo. Voces femeninas de los Andes (ss. xvi-xviii) (2020, Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Los silencios ambivalentes de Guamán Poma (2020, Biblioteca Nacional del Perú)

Premios Copé: Washington Delgado/ La invisibilidad de escritorAs en premios literarios de narrativa y ensayo (2020, Centro Cultural Petroperú)

El día que regresamos (2020, post-pandemia sci-fi book trailer)

La historia de María Joaquina Uchu, una noble inca en México del siglo XVIII  (2017)

Studying Spanish and Latin America at MSU (6 short videos, 2014)

More videos (playlist)

Video-tutorials Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades/JGSS

University News

Professor of Hispanic Studies Receives William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award
Published May 9, 2022 in College of Arts & Letters
Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies, is a 2022 recipient of…Read now »
Faculty Members Awarded Inspirational Woman of the Year Awards
Published January 30, 2019 in College of Arts & Letters
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Two College of Arts & Letters faculty members will receive MSU’sCenter for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) Inspirational Woman of the Year Awards. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Professor…Read now »
2018 College of Arts & Letters Alumni Board Awards Presented
Published April 17, 2018 in College of Arts & Letters
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The College of Arts & Letters celebrated its outstanding faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments in teaching, research, and community impact at the 2018 MSU College of Arts &…Read now »
New Speaker Series Celebrates Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research
Published March 8, 2018 in College of Arts & Letters
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MSU’s Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) is offering a new series of presentations that celebrates innovative and influential interdisciplinary research involving the arts and…Read now »
Rocío Quispe-Agnoli Appointed Interim Co-Chair of RCS Department
Published August 7, 2017 in College of Arts & Letters
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Professor Rocío Quispe-Agnoli has been appointed Interim Co-Chair of the Department of Romance and Classical Studies. The 12-month appointment is effective August 16, 2017, through August…Read now »
Hispanic Studies Professor Receives 2017 Flora Tristán Book Award
Published May 25, 2017 in College of Arts & Letters
Book award (with Professor Nelson Pereyra, Jury member)
Professor of Hispanic Studies Rocío Quispe-Agnoli was awarded the 2017 Flora Tristán Book Award for the best scholarly book about Peru published in 2016 for Nobles de papel:…Read now »
Faculty Alumni Board Awards
Published April 25, 2016 in College of Arts & Letters
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The 2016 Faculty Alumni Board Awards, which recognize College of Arts & Letters faculty for their outstanding achievements in leadership, teaching, innovation, and…Read now »