Victor Maqque

Tecumseh Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of History

Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC)


I am a Quechua native from the highlands of Peru. Macusani, my hometown, located at 15,000 feet above sea level (4,500 m a.s.l.) is the world’s capital of the South American Camelids, alpaca, llama, wanaco, and the elusive vicuña.

I earned my B.A. in sociology and a M.A. in Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional del Altiplano Puno (UNAP), Perú. At the UNAP, Puno I had the honor to teach, co-found, and direct a faith based higher education institute focused on ethics, social, and justice concerns named Pastoral Universitaria. Along with many colleagues and young professionals I also founded and directed the Instituto Andino de Ciencia y Etica (INACET).

I moved to the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA in order to obtain a M.A. and a PhD. in History of Latin America. At Notre Dame I had the great privilege to TA, instruct, and guide extraordinary undergrad and graduate students studying Latin America. With the support of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies I developed and instructed the Quechua Language and Culture Program.

Currently, I am the Tecumseh Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of History and the Native American Educational Center at Purdue University. 

    Victor Maqque, Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow

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