Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is Professor of Colonial Latin American Studies, affiliated faculty in the American Indian Studies Program, core faculty of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Gender Studies in a Global Context. She has directed the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (2007-fall 2010). S is also a creative writer and has received three awards for her short fiction (La Regenta 1998, Atenea 1999 and Ana María Matute 1999). In 2012 she received the MSU Fintz Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts & Humanities. In 2013 the Embassy of Peru in the United States acknowledged her as Peruvian Woman of the Year for her academic and literary contributions. In 2016, the MSU College of Arts & Letters honored her with the Faculty Leadership Award “Enhance and Reward Faculty Distinction.” Publications include "La fe andina en la escritura" (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos 2006), "Durmiendo en el agua" (Mundo Ajeno Editores 2008), "Nobles de papel" (Iberoamericana Vervuert 2016) where she examines the textual agency of an Inca noblewoman in colonial Mexico, and "Women’s Negotiations and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500-1799" (Routledge 2017), a collection of essays co-edited with Professor Mónica Díaz (U of Kentucky).