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Development, Politics, and Languages



Diego Quiroga, PhD
Diego holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is vice president of external and student affairs at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and co-director of the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and the Sciences. His interests include medical anthropology, environmental anthropology, and indigenous and Afro-American cultures of Latin America. Diego has served as dean of the graduate school, dean of academic affairs, dean of social sciences, and full-time professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, teaching history, Andean anthropology, and medical anthropology. He has conducted extensive research in Ecuador and published in prestigious academic journals.

Sebastián Granda, MA
Sebastián holds an MA in Latin American studies from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, where he is a PhD candidate in Latin American Cultural Studies. He is director of social sciences and human behavior studies at Universidad Politécnica Salesiana del Ecuador, where he teaches sociology of education and bilingual intercultural education. Sebastián is also research director and teacher at the Pitzer College Program in Ecuador. He specializes in indigenous rights, intercultural education, citizenship, and migration.