Alison M. Krogel
Associate Professor, Spanish, Andean & Quechua Literary and Cultural Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Latin America Center, JKSIS
What I do
Alison Krögel is an Associate Professor of Spanish with a specialization in Andean & Quechua Literary and Cultural Studies.
Native American and Indigenous Studies, Quechua Literary and Cultural Studies; Andean Studies; Food Studies
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. She is the editor of the digital collective of Quechua poetry, Musuqilla.info, and her most recent book focuses on contemporary Quechua language poetry—Musuq Illa: Poética del harawi en runasimi (2000-2020) (Pakarina Ediciones, 2021).
- 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
- Latin American Studies Association
- Society for Andean and Amazonian Studies
- Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Alison Krögel's areas of research include: interdisciplinary Andean literary and cultural studies; Quechua and Kichwa poetry (with an emphasis on contemporary, late 20th and 21st centuries); Andean food studies; community ethnography, and H-2A sheepherder migrant worker politics and policies in the U.S.
Áreas de especialización: estudios literarios y culturales andinos interdisciplinarios; Poesía quechua y kichwa (con énfasis en la contemporánea, finales del siglo XX y el s. XXI); Estudios de alimentos (contexto andino); Etnografía comunitaria; políticas y desafíos enfrentados por ovejeros peruanos como “trabajadores migratorios del programa de visa H-2A” en los EE. UU.
Areas of Research
- Fulbright Research Grant to Ecuador, 2013-14, Fulbright Foundation
- University of Denver PROF Research Grant, University of Denver
- Faculty Research Fund. , University of Denver