Quechua Renaissance, Influence in Mesoamerica, and Precolonial Andean Culture

Professor Carlos Molina-Vital, Peruvian linguist and Quechua language instructor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will speak on how the Quechua language is increasing in demand and how its influences are seen today across Mesoamerica. He has experience teaching Spanish and Quechua, general linguistics, syntax and semantics. Quechua people are the most widespread indigenous group in the Americas with over 8 million people across 6 different nations; learning the language is crucial in understanding indigenous heritage within Latino America. His fieldwork has taken him to Ancash (Callejon de Huaylas and Conchucos), Cuzco (Maras, Urubamba, Calca) and Ayacucho (Huamanga, Huanta) in the Peruvian Andes

Sponsored by Latino Resource Center and Center for Latino and Latin American Studies.

Monday, October 10 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Latino Center
515 Garden Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115