Alison Krogel

Associate Professor

  • Faculty
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of Languages & Literatures

What I do

Alison Krögel is an Associate Professor of Spanish with a specialization in Andean & Quechua Literary and Cultural Studies.

Professional Biography

Professor Krögel teaches courses on contemporary and colonial Andean literature and culture at the University of Denver. Her research includes studies of Quechua and Kichwa language poetry and oral traditions, the plight of Quechua Sheepherders working on the Mountain Plains of Wyoming and Colorado, as well as artistic representations of resistance by the Quechua people in colonial and contemporary contexts. A recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant to Ecuador (2013-2014), she has published the book Food, Power and Resistance in Quechua Verbal and Visual Narratives, as well as well as numerous articles in journals and edited volumes such as: Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry, Cine Andino, and The Routledge History of Food. Her current book project focuses on contemporary Quechua language poetry.

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Maryland, 2006
  • MA, Comparative Literature, University of Maryland, 2002
  • BA, Spanish & Portuguese Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, 2000

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Quechua Language Study

Professional Affiliations

  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Society for Andean and Amazonian Studies
  • Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Research

Alison Krögel's research includes studies of Quechua poetry and oral traditions, the plight of Quechua Sheepherders working on the Mountain Plains of Wyoming, as well as artistic representations of resistance by the Quechua people in colonial and contemporary contexts. The recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant to Ecuador during the 2013-14 academic year, she has published the book Food, Power and Resistance in Quechua Verbal and Visual Narratives (2011), as well as numerous articles in journals and edited volumes such as: Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry, Cine Andino, and The Routledge History of Food. Her current book project focuses on contemporary Quechua language poetry.

Presentations

  • "Kilkakuna warmikuna: Nuevas voces en la poesía kichwa ecuatoriana escrita por mujeres"
  • Camina el autor: el arte verbal y visual de Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala
  • "Food, Power, and Resistance in the Andes: An Interdisciplinary Study of Quechua Food- landscapes."
  • "El movimiento pro-escritura runasimipi, mana tawnachu (Ama kastillasimiman tikrayñachu) o, la nueva poesía quechua en el Perú."
  • H-2A Sheepherders on the Rangelands of the Mountain West

Awards

  • Fulbright Research Grant to Ecuador, 2013-14, Fulbright Foundation
  • University of Denver PROF Research Grant, University of Denver
  • University of Denver Faculty Research Fund. , AHSS