Dr. Elia J. Armacanqui-Tipacti, a native of Peru, is a Professor
of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the Department of
Foreign Languages. She received her B.A. in History from Universidad Mayor de
San Marcos, in Lima and a second B.A. in Elementary teaching from Escuela
Superior Juan XXIII, in Ica, Peru. She obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison with a specialization in Latin American
literature, Medieval and Golden Age literature with an emphasis in Colonial
Literature. She also holds a minor in Portuguese and Brazilian literatures.
Professor Armacanqui-Tipacti has worked extensively on nun's manuscripts from
the colonial period. Dr. Armacanqui-Tipacti's scholarship and professional
involvement in the area of women's studies has been prolific, including a book,
Sor María Manuela de Santa Ana published in 1999, numerous articles and papers,
and frequent presenter and panel participant at conferences and workshops. She
has worked extensively to research the manuscripts of nuns from the colonial
period as a means to uncover the silenced women's voices from the past.
Dr. Armacanqui-Tipacti's contributions at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the area of women of color are numerous. She has
served as a faculty member of the Equity and Affirmative Action Committee for
three years, as a faculty adviser for the Student Alliance for Latino Studies
and Advancement (S.A.L.S.A.), as the Spanish Club adviser, as a mentor to
minority students, and as a member of the Portage County Cultural Festival. She
has played a major role in bringing to campus in March 2003 the film "Señorita
Extraviada" (Missing Women) through the Mexico Solidarity Network. The film
documented the culture of violence against women in Juarez and their struggle
for justice. She was also a member of the Steering Committee of the October 2005
and the keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Women Care Conference organized by the
Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc. based at UW-Stevens Point.
Dr. Armacanqui-Tipacti's commitment to improving the status and climate for
women at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the community was
demonstrated significantly when she organized a collaborative Poetry and Art
Exhibition titled "Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women" aimed at
raising awareness of the violence faced by women locally and globally. Her
efforts resulted in the collaboration of eight academic departments, three
colleges, several administrative units, and numerous student organizations to
make the Poetry and Art Exhibition an interdisciplinary event that strengthened
the university community and culture. In March 4, 2006, the University of
Wisconsin System recognized Dr. Elia J. Armacanqui-Tipacti for her outstanding
contributions to the UW-System and Women of Color in Education.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D., Spanish Literature, 1995.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, M.A., Spanish Literature,
Escuela Superior Juan XXIII, Ica, Peru, B.A. Elementary Education,
Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru, B.A, History,
“Sor María Manuela
de Santa Ana : Una Genuina Teresina Peruana.”
Recent and Forthcoming
Kachihachicha Tukullaspaymi Pukra-Kichwa Qaltumanta Qawachikuq Wayñukuna /
Creyendo ser una libélula, muestra del wayñu pocra quechua andino / Disguised as
a little Gragonfly: a Sample of the Anden Kichwa- Pukra Wayñu, Impresiones
Grafixa, Lima, Perú, 2009.
Sor María Manuela de Santa Ana: Una Teresina Peruana, (Sister Maria
Manuela de Santa Ana: A Peruvian Theresian). Centro Bartolomé de las Casas
Publisher, Cuzco, Peru, 1999.
"El aprendizaje del idioma runasimi o quechua puede ser divertido y agradable
/ Learning the Language runasimi or Quechua Can Be Fun and Enjoyable / Allin
pukllanimpim kanman runasimi qallu yachayninqa," Indiana University Press, 2009.
"El lenguaje literario y el arte en El jardín de las glicinas" por Nela Rio,
virtual article published at La Red Cultural Hispánica, Otawa, Ontario, Canada,
"La propia escritura y la re-escritura de un transcriptor en Vida de la Madre
María Manuela Ripa" en Diálogos espirituales. Manuscritos femeninos, Asunción
Lavrin y Rosalva Loreto, editoras. Universidad Autónoma de Puebla-Universidad de
las Américas-Puebla, México, 2005.
A woman's voice behind a veil" proceeding from the Conference on Arts and
Humanities at the University of Hawaii, 2004.
"Sor María Manuela: Obras y significado de una voz en Hispanoamérica
colonial." Canon Formation/Exclusion: Hispanic Women Writers, spec. issue on
MonographicReview/Revista Monográfica vol. XIII (1997): 139-153. Texas : U.T.
"Colonial Literature: Peru", an entry in Encyclopedia of Latin American
Literature, 215- 218. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, London, Chicago, 1997.
"Mysticism" in Latin American Literature, an entry in Encyclopedia of Latin
American Literature, 572-73. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, London, Chicago,
"Sor María Manuela de Santa Ana una voz de las mujeres de la Colonia."en
Sociológica, 203- 231. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México, 1994.
"Sor María Manuela de Santa Ana: A Peruvian Window on the World." Hispanic
Literary Autobiography, spec. issue in Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica
vol. IX (1993): 125-139. Texas: U.T. Permian Basin.
"Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz." Proc. from the Conference of The Society for the
Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. 11-13 March, 1993. University of
Recent and Upcoming Conference
Chair and discussant at the panel: La Latina no vencida at the North Central
Council of Latin Americanists, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, October 31-
November 1, 2008.
Latin American Studies a Call for Collaboration workshop at UW- Milwaukee,
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, OPID, UW-System, September
"El aprendizaje del idioma Runasimi o quechua puede ser divertido y
agradable" paper presented at the First Biennal Symposium of Teaching Indigenous
Languages of Latin America (STILLA 20008) at Indiana University, August 14-16,
"El lenguaje literario y el arte en el Jardín de las glicinas de Nela Rio"
paper at the International Symposium at UNAM-ESECA (Escuela de Extensión in
Otawa, Ontario, Canada, May 15, 2008.
Teaching Colloquium: Service Learning Project Development, April 18, 2008,
UWSP, Dreyfus University Center.
The 13th annual La Mujer Latina Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
March 15 to 16, 2008.
"Vida de la Madre María Manuela de Ripa una ventana de
los movimientos indígenas en el Perú colonial"(Life, Sister Marïa Manuela de
Ripa's a window of the indigenous up-raising during the Colonial times), Latin
America :Visions of Social Justice in a Global World, an interdisciplinary
conference Luther College-Decorah, Iowa, October 22-3, 2004.
"How does literature Provide Useful Information for Improvement of Teaching?
at the 8 th Annual Teaching conference. The Dynamics of Teaching in a Rapidly
Changing World, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, January 15, 2004.
"A Woman's voice behind a veil" International Conference on Arts and
Humanities at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 8-11,
"El discurso teológico de Sor María Manuela en Vida" (Sister María Manuela's
theological discourse on her Life, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San
Marcos-Lima, Perú) October 1-3, 2003.
"La propia escritura y la re-escritura de un transcriptor en Vida de la Madre
María Manuela de Ripa", paper presented at the Women's writings Conference in
Oaxaca, Mexico, May 13-17, 2003.
"Sor María Manuela of Perú: Inner Spirituality and Eroticism" paper presented
at the Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA), conference, Minneapolis,
Minnesota, November 8-10, 2002.
"La mujer en la sociedad colonial: Sor María Manuela", Asociación Annual de
Escritoras de España y las Américas (1330-1800): Conference at the University
Portland, Oregon, September 12-14, 2002.
"El rol económico de los conventos en la sociedad peruana colonial" VI
Asociación annual de Escritoras de España y las Américas (1330-1800), Conference
at the University of Portland, Oregon, Septiembre 12-14, 2002.
"La mujer en la sociedad colonial: Sor María Manuela", VI Asociación anual de
Escritoras de España y las Américas (1330-1800): Las mujeres mas allá del
limite, Conference at the Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., September
"Del ejercicio espiritual al ejercicio pragmatico: Sor María Manuela, mística
y mujer de negocios", paper presented at the University of Kentucky, Lexington,
Kentucky, September 13-15, 2001.
"Elementos culturales de la Colonia en Vida de Sor María Manuela"
presentation at the 2000 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, Sept. 21-23.
"Sister María Manuela de Ripa a new voice from the Santa Catalina Convent in
Arequipa, Peru", a paper presented at the V Conferencia de las Mujeres
escritoras en El Convento de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Antiguo Convento de San
Jeronimo, Ciudad de Mexico, 5, 6 y 7 de octubre del 2000
"Intertextualidad de Sor María Manuela y Santa Teresa de Jesús paper
presented at the Fourth Annual Conference on Women Writers of Late Medieval and
Early Modern Spain and Colonial Latin America, at the University of Arizona,
Tucson, from September 16-18, 1999.
"El indigenismo de Clorinda Matto de Turner y el de Rosario Castellanos",
paper presented at the Congreso Intenacional Rosario Castellanos" at La
Universidad San Cristóbal de Chiapas, San Cristóbal, Chiapas from August 26-28,
"Sor Juana Inï¿½s de la Cruz: marginación multiple" paper presented at the
Third Annual Conference on Women Writers of Medieval and Early Modern Spain and
Colonial Latin America : "Recapturing the Female Hispanic Body: Cultural
Representations and Discourse." at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles from
October 22-24, 1998.
"La mujer puertorriqueña en Este ojo que me mira" paper presented at the
Internacional conference in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, at the University of San Juan,
Bayamón, November 16-19, 1998
"Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and cooking" paper
presented at Latin American Studies Association, (LASSA) in Chicago, September
A panel entitled "Violencia implícita y explícita en los textos de mujeres"
("Implicit and explicit violence within women's narratives") at the First
Internacional Conference of Women Writers at the the Centro Cultural BERNARDINO
RIVADAVIA in Rosario, Argentina from August 19-22, 1998. The members of the
panel were: Dr. Liliana Miraglia from Ecuador, Dr. Angílica Robledo from
Colombia, Dr. Miriam Tlali from South Africa, Dr. Lina Pleltter from Austria,
and Dr. Marie Nimier from France.
"Sor Manuela de la Asunción Ripa: un reciente hallazgo en el Perú"(Sister
Manuela de la Asunción Ripa: a recent finding in Peru") was presented at the
Conference on Women Writers of Later Medieval and Early Modern Spain and
Colonial America, October 30 to November 1, 1997 at University of Virginia,
Panel entitled "Doing Archival Research in Europe and Latin America : Tips
from the Trenches" at at the Conference on Women Writers of Later Medieval and
Early Modern Spain and Colonial America, October 30 to November 1, 1997, at
University of Virginia, Charlotesville, Virginia.
"Sor María Manuela: una voz latinoamericana de la Colonia" paper given in The
Conference of the Spanish Golden Age and Latin American Colonial Period held at
Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas from October 10-12, 1996.
"Sor María Manuela: Modelo de mujer financiera" was presented at the Kentucky
Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky, Lexington from April
"La literatura criolla en el Perú" will be presented at University of
Yucatán, México, March 1996.
"Las coplas: una expresión de la literatura negra en el Perú," paper
presented at the Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference at Duquesne
University, Pittsburgh, September 22-24, 1995.
"Sister María Manuela: A defiant Voice of Peruvian Colonial Times," paper
presented at Conference on the History of Women Religious called: "Beyond the
Convent Walls: Religious Women in Historical Context" at Cardinal Stritch
College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 18-21, 1995.
"Vida de Sor María Manuela: espejo de la conciencia nacional," paper given at
V International Conference of the Asociacion de Literatura Femenina Hispánica:
Modalidades de representación del sujeto auto/ bio/ gráfico femenino, at
Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina; October 20-22, 1994.
"Este ojo que me mira," Loreina Santos Silva's autobiography a Puerto Rican
contemporary writer, paper presented at the Pennsylvania Foreign Language
Conference at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, September 23-25, 1994.
Sor María Manuela de Santa Ana: ejemplo de resistencia a la censura y
marginalidad colonial" was presented at XII Simposio Internacional de
Literatura: la voz del otro: Disensión y Marginalidad, Caracas, Venezuela from
august 1-6 1994.
"Sor María Manuela de Santa Ana: ejemplo de resistencia a la censura y
marginalidad colonial." will be given at the International Conference:
Censorship, exile and marginality in Hispanic Literature from the XVIII Century
until today. The Conference is organized by The Department of Hispanic Studies
of the University of London, England from June 1-4, 1994.
"Sor Juana Inés and the Metaphor of Nature" was presented at 47th Kentucky
Foreign Language Conference April 21-23, 1994.
"Sor María Manuela: Palabra de las Mujeres Peruanas," paper presented at the
Cuarto Simposium Internacional de Crítica literaria y escritura de mujeres de
América latina en la Escuela de Escritores en Guadalajara, México, Dec. 1-4,
"Latin American Authobiography and Theory," paper presented at Women's Caucus
for the Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 4-6, 1993, Minneapolis,
"Sor María Manuela de Santa Ana : a Peruvian Window on the World," paper
presented at Foreign Language Conference at Duquesne University, September
24-26, 1993, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
"Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz," paper presented at the Conference of the
University of Southern Colorado in Colorado Springs, March 11-13, 1993.
"Sor María Manuela de Santa Ana: Una voz de las mujeres de la Colonia," paper
presented at the International Congress in Mayaguez-Puerto Rico, Nov. 15-21,
"Sor María Manuela de Santa Ana: A Peruvian Theresa," paper given at Midwest
Modern Language Association, Nov. 5-7, 1992, St. Louis, Missouri.
"Aplicación del cuento en la enseñanza de la lectura y escritura,"
presentation at Teachers' Conference, Ica, Perú, 1976.
Pedagogical and Professional
Faculty and Staff Professional Development organized by the UW-Stevens Point
Academic Affairs, August 31, 2004.
Grant Proposal Workshop, January 14-15, 2003, UW-Stevens Point.
Language Gain and Study Abroad conference at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the Pyle
Center, Friday October 25-Saturday 26, 2002.
An interdisciplinary, Interconsortial Conference for Faculty and Staff of the
ACM, ACS, and GLCA, : "Teaching Latin America in a Liberal Arts College"
November 5-7, 1999 at Wabash College.
ACM/Mellon Conference, "Technology and the Teaching and Learning of Foreign
Languages" at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, October 29-31, 1999.
I attended the Computer Technology Workshop at Milwaukee University, in
Milwaukee, April 24, 1999.
I attended the Latino Studies Workshop, February 26-28, 1999 at Colorado
College. The conference was supported by the Ford Foundation's Diversity
Initiative and Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).
Lawrence University Foreign Language Coalition sent several of their members,
among them I, to attend the ACTFL Convention in Chicago, from November 20-21,
Every year, I attend the WAFLF conference at the Paper Valley Convention
Center on the first weekend of November.
2009 The Excellence in Teaching Award, Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Society
of Leadership and Success.
2009 Justus and Barbara Paul Sabbatical Grant.
2006 The University of Wisconsin System Recognition for outstanding
contributions to the UW System and Women of Color in Education.
UPDC Grant for research during the summer of 2004.
2001 Mrs. H.K. Backock
Highest Award given to an outstanding faculty member for cooperation with
students throught governmental, social, and literary activities and giving time
to assist, guide, teach, and advise students.
2001 The Mortar Board
Honarary Awar to a faculty member who best advances the spirit of scholarship,
teaching, recognizes and encourages leadership, and provides
2000 Summer Faculty Grant to research in Peru and
1996 Lawrence University Community Council Achievement Award by
LUCC for outstanding contribution to Lawrence University Community.
Research Grant, "Peruvian Nuns' Writing during the Colonial Period." Tinker-Nave
Fund, Ibero-American Studies, University of Wisconsin.
Fellowship from Instituto National de Becas, Peru to study at the University of