CHID Peru Summer A: Applications due Jan. 31!

The Arts of Politics: Cultural Agency and Social Movements in Contemporary Peru

Summer A-term 2020: June 21, 2020 to July 22, 2020

Open to ALL majors, including non-honors program and non-CHID students!

Applications due FRIDAY JAN 31st!

What can art teach us about colonialism, political violence, and human rights? This summer program makes the case that art is a powerful way to understand the world and change it! Directed by anthropologist María Elena García (CHID) and political scientist José Antonio Lucero (JSIS/CHID), this CHID/Honors program offers students an interdisciplinary examination of the intersections of art, culture, Indigeneity and politics in contemporary Peru. Examining the ways in which artists, activists, and the state have used culture as a terrain for political struggle, students will have the opportunity to explore how art can provide tools for understanding the workings of colonialism, political violence, and community resilience. Through a mix of lectures, small-group activities, and a public art project (no artistic experience required!!), students will learn with Peruvian scholars, artists, human rights activists in the cities of Lima and Ayacucho, Peru.


  • CHID 472A / Honors 384A: Peruvian Politics, Culture, and Society (5 credits I&S)
  • CHID 390 / Honors 384B: Art, Politics, and Protest in Peru (5 credits I&S, VLPA)
  • CHID 499 / Honors 384C: Independent Project (2 credits I&S, VLPA)

Fulfills Requirements: 

CHID Cultural and Historical Engagement

CHID Ideas in the World

CHID Power & Difference

CHID 390

I&S Credit

VLPA Credit


Total Program Fees: 


Financial Aid Opportunities: 

The Study Abroad Office offers a number of resources around funding your study abroad experience. Be sure to contact Kiana Parker ( or explore the Study Abroad Office website for details about funding opportunities you are eligible for. If you are eligible for Pell Grants, you should apply for the Gilman Scholarship as well. The deadline is March 3rd, and there are two info sessions coming up: January 30, 12:30-1:30 (Schmitz 450), and February 14, 1:30-2:30 (MGH 171). CHID also offers some smaller study abroad scholarships, including the $1000 Colin Wang Memorial Scholarship; applications are due February 1st.

If you have any questions or concerns about your application, financial aid, scholarships, etc., please don't hesitate to reach out to our CHID Director of Study Abroad at Professors Garcia ( and Lucero ( are also happy to answer specific questions about the program.

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