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A native from Perú, Rocio Quispe-Agnoli (Ph.D., Brown University) is an Associate Professor of (Post) Colonial Latin American Studies in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. She is a core faculty member for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Gender Studies in a Global Context. She is also affiliated faculty in the American Indian Studies Program and the Program of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities. She has been Director of the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State (2007-2011), which is the General Education program in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University.

Major publications include La fe indígena en la escritura: resistencia e identidad en la obra de Guamán Poma de Ayala (Lima: Fondo Editorial, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Press, 2006); a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura (U de Puerto Rico, Humacao) and more than 50 articles on race, ethnicity and identity, women's and gender studies, visual studies and lately television studies.

Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is also a creative writer and has received three awards for her short fiction (La Regenta 1998, Atenea 1999 and Ana María Matute 1999). Her first book Durmiendo en el agua was published in 2008 by Editorial Mundo Ajeno (Perú). In 2013 the Peruvian government acknowledged her contributions to Peruvian letters naming her one of the four recipients of the Successful Peruvian Woman in America Award. She is also recipient of the 2012 Fintz Excellence in Teaching Award, and the XVIII Tumi USA Award (2013).

Every four years, she avidly follows the Soccer World Cup.