Américo Mendoza Mori

Office Location: 
405 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019: Monday 11am-12pm, Thursday 10:30am-11:30am

Américo Mendoza-Mori (Ica, Perú 1987) teaches Quechua and Spanish at the University of Pennsylvania, where he designed the Quechua Language Program. He received his B.A. from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, in Lima (Perú), and did doctoral studies at the University of Miami, Florida. He co-edited the book Panel A-L: Reflexiones sobre literatura y discursos de América Latina (2011) and has published scholarly articles on Andean Culture, cultural policies and Indigenous Languages of the Americas. His work has also been featured at major institutions such as the United Nations and the national media (The New York Times, NPR, Remezcla).

Prof. Mendoza-Mori actively collaborates on different projects with academics, Indigenous groups, and community-based organizations in Peru, Bolivia and the United States. Among these initiatives, he helped to start the annual Quechua Alliance Student Meeting at Penn, the biennial Thinking Andean Studies conference, and Penn’s Andean Pro-Seminar in Cusco.

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