Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui is a contemporary Aymara feminist sociologist, historian, and subaltern theorist from Bolivia. She draws upon anarchist theory as well as Quecha and Aymara cosmologies. She is the previous director and longtime member of the Taller de Historia Oral Andina (Workshop on Andean Oral History). She is also an activist who works directly with indigenous movements in Bolivia, such as the Katarista movement and the coca growers movement. Cusicanqui's best known work is Oppressed But Not Defeated: Peasant Struggles Among the Aymara and Quechua in Bolivia, 1900-1980.
Dr. Cusicanqui will give this spring's Judith Roth Berkowitz Lecture. More information on that event here:
Cusicanqui's visit is cosponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Hispanic and Portuguese Studies, The Marginalized Populations Project, the Quechua Language Program and Andean Culture at Penn, and a grant from the Fund to Encourage Women (FEW) of the Trustees' Council of Penn Women.