My research is deeply engaged with local Kichwa language initiatives, since they provide a means of confronting systemic inequality that exists in Ecuador. We believe that Kichwa revitalization initiatives will contribute to increased social organization by Kichwa individuals in Ecuador, especially as multicultural policies have gained popularity in Latin America. Over the past few years, I’ve been co-writing, with the directors and teachers at the school where I do research, a textbook to teach Kichwa for students who no longer speak the language dominantly.
I am also committed to writing about my research for broader audiences, and I’ve especially done so in Spanish. Please see the following links:
An editorial in El Universo, the oldest newspaper in Ecuador: http://www.eluniverso.com/opinion/2014/02/16/nota/2189631/quichua-se-habla-confianza
An article published on the Ecuadorian politics and culture blog Gkillcity: http://gkillcity.com/articulos/el-mirador-politico/no-es-lo-mismo-quichua-que-kichwa