Joshua Shapero

    Assistant Professor, Anthropology

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Dr. Joshua Shapero joined the Department of Anthropology in 2019. His research centers on the relationship between human culture and the natural world, how different understandings of the world are bound up with humans’ unique linguistic and cognitive abilities. His work features ethnographic, linguistic, and experimental fieldwork with Ancash Quechua speakers in the Peruvian Andes. 


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Writing Seminars and East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Research Areas

  • Linguistics, sociocultural and linguistic anthropology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Ancash Quechua
  • Ethnography, field experiments

Country Specialization(s)

  • Peru