Bolivia High Andes Qualitative Field Study



LACC's Bolivia High Andes Qualitative Field Study for Community College and Minority-Serving Faculty is an international interdisciplinary seminar on the Pueblos Originarios (indigenous communities) of the High Andes in Bolivia. The Field Study is designed to examine and interrogate more typical approaches to "Indigenous Studies" in the US and support the comparative study of similarities, differences, challenges, and opportunities that cut across various native populations in the Americas.

Based in Bolivia and led by LACC Andean Studies Director, Bolivianist and Quechua community member, Dr. Maria Luisa Veisaga, participants will directly engage with pueblo leaders and community members, scholars and policy makers based in La Paz, El Alto, Tiahuanaco, Jesús de Machaca, Cochabamba, and Lake Titicaca. Field study sites include sacred and secular spaces of spiritual, socio-cultural, political, environmental, and economic significance to Bolivia's Pueblos Originarios.

The program will be in Spanish, with some content in Quechua, Aymara and Uru (translation to Spanish provided). It is open to US-based Community College or Minority-Serving Institution faculty and administrators who speak Spanish and incorporate Latin American- or Native American-related content into their teaching, research or professional service or serve a high percentage of Native American students. Funding is available. Space is limited.

The program will be held in-person, so strict COVID protocols will be enforced in accordance with FIU, CDC and Bolivian requirements.


June 17 - June 27, 2021.


The 2021 Bolivia High Andes Qualitative Field Study Itinerary is available here. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change.


The online application is available here. Applications are due April 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

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Program Information

Call 305-348-2856 or email for more information.

Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence.