About us

The Andean Circle (also known as Círculo Micaela Bastidas Phuyuqhawa or simply Círculo Andino) is an organization of students and faculty, mostly affiliated with the University of Michigan, whose work focuses on one of the Andean republics. The group is a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop funded and administrated by University of Michigan’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (LACS). The group meets regularly to present the results of new research about the histories, cultures, languages, and societies of the Andes, focusing primarily on graduate student work, but also including work from affiliated faculty and post-docs. We provide a space for graduate students to gain feedback on publications, dissertations, presentation papers, and job-talks. Through roundtables, guest-speaker presentations, informal meetings, and films we strive to create an intellectual community that promotes analytical discussion and interdisciplinary collaboration on pressing topics facing Andean communities.