Rocío  Quispe-Agnoli Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Rocío Quispe-Agnoli

Professor of Hispanic Studies
Michigan State University

Quispe-Agnoli is Professor of Colonial Latin American Literatures and Cultures in Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. Her research projects have been supported by fellowships and grants from Spain, MSU, NEH, and Libraries. She has conducted archival work in Mexico, Perú, Spain and the US. Research interest include race, ethnicity and identity, women’s and gender studies, visual studies and circulation of images among different media, coloniality, and television studies




2016 Leadership Award

By: Rocío Quispe-Agnoli
Subjects: Web

Congratulations to Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Professor of Spanish, recipient of the College of Arts and Letters 2016 Faculty Leadership Award. This award recognizes faculty who go beyond the routine tasks, are generous in sharing insights, and provide hard work and mentorship to others that creates excellence and vision in programs and departments.

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2018 New book-project

By: Rocío Quispe-Agnoli

Recipient of a 2017-2018 HARP (Humanities and Arts Research Program)-Development grant from her institution (Michigan State University) with her latest book-length project: “From Coyas to Doñas: Inca Noblewomen and the Making of the Colonial Archive.” 

This project studies written records authored by Inca noblewomen and portraits of Inca noble characters commissioned by them between 1550s and 1800. My main goal is to showcase women of the Inca elite who contributed to the making of the native archive and the shaping of Spanish-Inca colonial history.  

December 2016: New book in print

By: Rocío Quispe-Agnoli
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, History, Literature

Quispe-Agnoli, Rocío. 2016. Nobles de papel: Identidades oscilantes y genealogías borrosas en los descendientes de la realeza Inca. Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert.

Departing from the discursive analysis of the petitions of nobility by the Uchu Túpac Yupanqui family of Perú (1544-1800), this book examines the oscillating identities of the descendants of Inca kings in eighteenth-century Mexico. Various written and visual documents depictsthe twelve-year legal and social journey of Doña María Joaquina Uchu Inca in colonial notaries and viceregal offices. In this process, Doña María Joaquina and her ancestors displayed what I refer to as “oscillating identities” to describe the back-and-forth motion of their identifying features.  However, the recognition as members of Inca nobility only took place on paper of legal documents. Thus I refer to the Uchu Túpac Yupanqui as “Nobles on Paper” to denote the lack of full acknowledgment of their rights by the colonial authorities.

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It happened in Peru: Guaman Poma de Ayala (2006)

Published: Mar 09, 2017

First documentary (2006, National TV Peru) about early 17th-century Native Andean author and artist Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. This is part 1 of 5.

Vigencia de (Validity of) Guaman Poma de Ayala

Published: Mar 09, 2017

Brief summary of validity of Guaman Poma de Ayala's work in present-day Latin American and Indigenous studies.

It happened in Peru: Guaman Poma de Ayala (2015)

Published: Nov 23, 2011

Documentary (in Spanish, National TV Peru) about Native Andean author and artist Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, known for his 1200-page "Nueva corónica y buen gobierno" (New Chronicle and Good Government, 1615). The documentary remembers this author in the 400th anniversary of his major work.