Michael Douglas Hill

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Eugenio Espejo Building, EE in front of the Library
  • Ph.D. from the Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA) at Emory University, 2005.
  • M.A. from the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, 2001.
  • B.A. in Anthropology, summa cum laude, from Emory University, 1995.
Professional Profile

Michael Hill earned his Ph.D. in Culture, History, and Theory from the Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University (United States). He currently holds the position of professor of Anthropology at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador). His research and teaching interests span cultural and ethno-racial identity, heritage and tourism, transnationalism, and ethnography. With projects including tourism studies in Cusco (Peru), heritage and state policy, and solidarity and inequality during the pandemic, Michael has authored articles in various academic journals. He is also the co-author, with Georgina Maldonado, of the book "To learn to travel like this: mobility in the life of a Quechua woman" (2020, Institute of Peruvian Studies and USFQ Press).


Personal : Quechua/kichwa hip-hop music, Gastronomy, Dogs