Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I have been conducting archaeological research in Peru since 1999. From 2006 to 2007, I directed the excavation of Las Varas, a village in northern Peru that dates to AD 1000.
I am a lecturer at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, coordinator of the Indigenous Languages Program, and editor of the online, open-access journal Translating the Americas at the University of Michigan.
In the spring and summer semesters I teach the courses "Indigenous Communities vs. Globalization in South America" (spring) and "Inca, Aztec, and the Spanish Conquest" (summer). You can find the student evaluations of these courses here.
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Room 3661, School of Social Work Building
1080 South University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
I was interviewed by Inverse on the use of Quechua in Star Wars:
Howard Tsai, Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Michigan
Lecturer, South American Anthropology/Archaeology
Coordinator, Indigenous Languages Program
Coordinador, Programa de las Lenguas Indígenas de las Américas
Editor, Translating the Americas
Editor, Revista Traduciendo las Americas
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Michigan
Director, Las Varas Archaeological Project (Cajamarca, Peru)
Director, Proyecto Arqueológico Las Varas