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Elvia Andía Grágeda

Elvia  Andía Grágeda

Elvia Andía Grágeda

Associate Professor of Quechua | Department of Spanish and Portuguese | College of Arts and Sciences


266 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Indigenous language policy
  • Indigenous politics
  • Quechua language teaching
  • Spanish language teaching
  • Quechua-Spanish Translation


  • M.A., Superior Education: Linguistic Politics of Indigenous Languages, Universidad Cosmos, Cochabamba, Bolivia (2014)
  • Certificate, Production of Texts in Quechua, PROEIB Andes, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia (2010)
  • Certificate, University Teaching, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Departamento de Postgrado, Cochabamba, Bolivia (2009)
  • B.A., Linguistics Applied to Language Teaching, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia (2008)

Elvia Andía is a linguist specializing in the study and instruction of Bolivian Quechua and Spanish. She holds a Master’s degree in Linguistic Policy of Indigenous Languages in Higher Education, and investigates the role of Quechua in such policies, particularly in the Quechua Public Indigenous University in Bolivia. She has worked as the Departmental Coordinator in the Ministry of Education for the country of Bolivia in Intra- and Intercultural Multilingual Education. Andía joined Ohio State in 2016 and instructs Quechua for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as beginning Spanish.

Her publications include: Juch’uy Chaki Level I: Basic Quechua (2012); Juch’uy Chaki Level II: Intermediate Quechua (2014); and Juch’uy Chaki Level III: Advanced Quechua (2015).