Dr. Kylie Quave is an Assistant Professor of Writing and of Anthropology. As an anthropological archaeologist she reconstructs household-level responses to imperialism and colonialism in the South American Andes (ca. 1000-1800 CE). She directs archaeological excavations, studies material culture using visual and archaeometric methods, and conducts ethnohistorical research in Peruvian archives. She teaches science writing in the University Writing Program.