RCS Professor Dr. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli interviewed by WKAR and The State News for “The Science of Grief” and Women’s History Month

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is pleased to highlight Dr. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades (REGS), who has recently been interviewed by WKAR and The State News.

Dr. Quispe-Agnoli was acknowledged by WKAR for her involvement with the MSU Broad’s and Science Gallery Detroit’s event series “The Science of Grief,” where she served as a panelist. As WKAR highlights, Dr. Quispe-Agnoli hopes to apply her own research on how Andean communities dealt with grief to help others deal with their own grief during these times of pandemic. “The Science of Grief” took place virtually this past weekend, March 20th and 21st, 2021.

She was also interviewed by The State News for their article “Women in leadership pave the way for future generations” written by Melanie Soverinsky and published in celebration of Women’s History Month. Speaking on Women’s issues on MSU’s campus, Dr. Quispe-Agnoli highlights that:

“When you put the issue of gender together with other things like race, ethnicity, nationality, the languages you speak and your position in society, etc., then the exclusion becomes more prevalent,” Professor of Hispanic studies Rocío Quispe-Agnoli said. “That is one of the things that I have more promise with when it comes to any work I do … is the fact that I want to be valued by what I actually offer independent from my gender, skin color, social affiliations, etc.” (Soverinsky).

Dr. Quispe-Agnoli’s research focuses on Colonial Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies, Gender, Indigenous Identities, Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies, Visual Studies, Interdisciplinary approaches to literary and cultural texts, and Latin American ficción especulativa (science fiction, horror literature, literatura fantástica). Her full faculty page highlights her many accomplishments.