Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Michelle Wibbelsman is an Associate Professor of Latin American indigenous cultures, ethnographic studies and ethnomusicology in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University. Originally from Ecuador, Dr. Wibbelsman specializes in the expressive culture of indigenous peoples of the Andean highlands. She is the author of Ritual Encounters: Otavalan Modern and Mythic Community (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009), Faculty Curator of the Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifact Collection at Ohio State, and Director of the OSU Andean Music Ensemble. Her current research centers on indigenous transnational migration, diaspora, and cosmopolitanism.