Zoila Mendoza, Ph.D.

zoila mendoza

Position Title
Chair, Professor

Unit
Native American Studies

2405 Hart Hall
Bio

Education:

B.A., Licenciatura, Anthropology, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
M.A., Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago

Research Interests:

Sociocultural Anthropolgy, Ethnomusicology, Performance and Dance Studies, Performance Practices in the Americas, particularly music, dance and festivals in Peru and the rest of the Andean region, Quechua language.

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Selected Publications:

Mendoza, Zoila S.: Shaping Society through DanceZoila S. Mendoza,
Shaping Society through Dance: Mestizo Ritual Performance in the Peruvian Andes.
(University of Chicago Press, 2000)

Creating Our OwnZoila S. Mendoza,
Creating Our Own: Folklore, Performance, and Identity in Cuzco, Peru
(Duke Unversity Press, 2008)

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Undergraduate Courses Taught:

  • NAS 10 Native American Experience
  • NAS 125 Performance and Culture Among Native Americans
  • NAS 110 A Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 1
  • NAS 110 B Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 2
  • NAS 110 C Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 1
  • NAS 110 D Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 2

Graduate Courses Taught:

  • NAS 224 Performance in the Americas

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