Andes and Amazon Field School in Ecuador

This summer, I’ve been given the opportunity to study Kichwa (Quechua) in Ecuador!  I’m extremely excited about the opportunity, as Kichwa is spoken in both Peru and Ecuador, which is where I hope to do fieldwork.  With many words of the language showing up in the discourses surrounding plants and spirits in vegetalismo, as well as in the icaros sung by ayahuasqueros, Kichwa is particularly apt for the research I want to do, and I couldn’t be more excited or grateful for the chance to go.  For anyone who’s interested in more information, the field school’s website is here, and a little bit more about some of the programs can be found here.