Andía, Juan Javier Rivera

Juan Javier Rivera Andía is Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) at the Department of Anthropology of America of the University of Bonn and Lecturer in the Catholic University of Peru. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and has been a visiting scholar in the Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC), the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme (Paris), the University of Leiden, The University of Leuven and The Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies.

His research examines rituals and oral tradition among indigenous groups of the Andes of South America, particularly Quechua-speaking people of Central and Northern Peruvian highlands.

Selected publications:

  • 2003: Cattle feast in Chancay Valley. Religion and ritual in the Andes (Original title: “La fiesta del ganado en el valle de Chancay (1962-2002). Religión y ritual en los Andes: etnografía, documentos inéditos e interpretación”). Lima: Catholic University of Peru. 650 pages. ISBN: 9972-42-570-3.
  • 2005: Musicians of the Andes. Testimonies and written texts from two musicians of the Chancay Valley – Lima Highlands. (Original title: “Músicos en los Andes. Testimonios y textos de dos músicos del valle de Chancay”). Lima: Catholic University of Peru. Co-edited with A. Dávila. 182 pages. ISBN: 9972-42-692-0.
  • 2012: A forgotten Ethnography of the Andes. The Chancay Valley (Peru) in 1963. (Original title: “Una etnografía olvidada en los Andes. El valle del Chancay (Perú) en 1963”). Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). 344 pp.
  • 2005: Killing What You Love: An Andean Cattle Branding Ritual and the Dilemmas of Modernity. In: Journal of Anthropological Research. Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA): University of New Mexico. ISSN: 0091-7710. pp. 129-156.
  • 2012: On the movemenst of a Bird… The dance of the Partridge” in the Andean Cattle Branding Rituals. (Original title: “A partir de los movimientos de un pájaro…La «danza de la perdiz» en los rituales ganaderos de los Andes peruanos”). In: Revista Española de Antropología Americana. Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 169-185.
  • 2012: “John the Bear”. In: Herrera-Sobek, Maria (ed.): Celebrating Latino Folklore [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions. California: ABC-CLIO. pp. 635-637. ISBN-13: 978-0313343391. 1329 págs.
  • 2013: Together with Peter Snowdon: The Owners of the Land. Culture and the Spectre of Mining in the Andes. Genk: Het-Vervolg, Coalface, NIAS, University of Bonn. DVD (4 DVs, 4:3, stereo. 1 hour 10 minutes) + Booklet.
  • 2014: Comprender los rituales ganaderos en los Andes y más allá. Preface of Peter Gose. Aachen: Shaker. Bonner Altamerikanistik Studien no. 51.

His personal website is here.