Reconstructed stone walls from an Inca archaeological site
View of Cheqoq hill in Maras, Cusco
Stone walls of the Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu, Peru
View of Inca stone walls seen through Inca stone doorway
Facade of Tiobamba church in Maras, Cusco
Reconstructed Inca stone walls
Landscape view of Patallacta archaeological site, Peru
Clay oven for cooking potatoes in Cusco, Peru


anthropological archaeologist and assistant professor of writing



Kylie Quave Herrera (she/her) is an anthropological archaeologist reconstructing the contributions of marginalized peoples to the development of states and empires. She specifically conducts her research in the heartland of the former Inka empire in the South American Andes (11th to 18th centuries), where she compares the everyday lives of forcibly resettled ethnic groups and the rural communities that were excluded from imperial society. She also conducts research on student learning outcomes in antiracist education.


Dr. Quave holds degrees in art history (Emory University) and anthropology (Southern Methodist University) and recently co-authored Quantitative Anthropology: A Workbook (Academic Press 2019 with Leslie Lea Williams). She has published journal articles and book chapters on her archaeological and ethnohistorical work as well as her pedagogical research on equity in teaching and learning.


Dr. Quave is currently Assistant Professor of Writing at the George Washington University, with an affiliation with the Department of Anthropology. She teaches courses focused on writing in the sciences and writing about quantification, including "Embodied Inequality: Rhetoric of Race and Racism" and "Writing Race, Measuring Marginalization".

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