Angelica Serna Jeri

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Assistant Professor

Department of Spanish and Portuguese


PhD, University of Michigan, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures.

BA, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Departamento de Humanidades, Literatura Latinoamericana.


I am a scholar of indigenous languages and cultures in Latin America with a focus on the Andean region and the Quechua language family. My scholarship and teaching meet at the intersection of indigenous studies, subaltern studies, digital humanities and environmental history in the Americas. In my research on the material aspects of writing I use transhistorical and ethnographic approaches, reaching from Pre-Columbian times to the present.

I am currently working on a book that focuses on the role of indigenous speakers in the emergence of literacy in the colonial period, with emphasis on the Andes and the Quechua language family.

Research Interests

  • Indigenous languages in Latin American literature and culture.
  • Archives & ethnography.
  • Quechua language family.
  • Subaltern studies.
  • Environmental History in the Americas.


Phone: 505-277-5907

Physical Address

Room 421
Ortega Hall
Building # 79 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070