Dr. Rachel Corr

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Rachel Corr Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Rachel Corr is a cultural anthropologist specializing in Andean Ecuador. Her research interests include ritual, shamanism, ethnohistory, sacred geography, and ethnogenesis. She has published in numerous journals including the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Food and Foodways, and Latin American Research Review. Her book Ritual and Remembrance in the Ecuadorian Andes is a study of how the indigenous people of Salasaca have shaped and continue to shape their religion through collective and individual ritual practices connected to the sacred landscape. Her recent book, Interwoven: Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador’s Textile Economy is an analysis of how Andean men and women maintained their families and communities in the face of colonial disruptions. Dr. Corr’s research has been sponsored by grants from the Fulbright Program, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Dr. Corr’s anthropology classes include Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean; Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion; Anthropology of the Andes; Ritual and Symbolism; and How Cultures Remember, in addition to several interdisciplinary courses.


The small student-faculty ratio at the Wilkes Honors College enables Dr. Corr to emphasize active engagement in classes, writing, and mentorship. She enjoys teaching in an interdisciplinary setting and introducing students from a variety of backgrounds to the approaches of anthropology. She finds it especially rewarding to see students carry out their thesis research, and present the culmination of that research at the annual Honors College Symposium and Research Day.





Interwoven: Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador’s Textile Economy
Ritual and Remembrance in the Ecuadorian Andes


Other publications: Academia


Contact: 561.799.8018; HC 102



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