MSUToday
Published: April 9, 2013

Associate professor of Spanish named 2013 Successful Peruvian Woman in America

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Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, teacher-scholar of Peruvian and Andean Studies and associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University, was named a 2013 Successful Peruvian Woman in America.

She is one of four recipients that have been selected by the Embassy of Peru in the United States this year.

Quispe-Agnoli came to MSU as an assistant professor of Spanish in fall 2000. During her professional career she has obtained more than twenty awards, fellowships and grants to support her research and teaching in the United States, México, Perú and Taiwan.

The Peruvian Embassy’s distinction acknowledges her longtime and ongoing contributions to the study and teaching of Andean writers and artists, Peruvian and Latin American women’s studies, Indigenous visual and literacy studies and Peruvian literature and history at large. The award lso recognizes her commitment to preserve her cultural heritage and educate the world about Peruvian cultures and societies.

Quispe-Agnoli received the award at a ceremony held March 14 in Washington, D.C. Perú’s ambassador Harold Forsyth hosted the event

Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, teacher-scholar of Peruvian and Andean Studies and associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies. Courtesy photo

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