Frank Salomon

Position title: John V. Murra Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at UW-Madison and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa


Frank Salomon

Frank Salomon is the John V. Murra Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa. An ethnographer and ethnohistorian of the Andes, he is the author of Native Lords of Quito in the Age of the Incas (1986), The Huarochiri Manuscript, a Testament of Ancient and Colonial Andean Religion (1991), Los Yumbos, Niguas, y Tsátchila o “Colorados” durante la colonia española (1997), the Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas – South America (1999), The Cord Keepers (2004), La revisita de 1588: Huarochirí veinte años antes de “Dioses y hombres” (2010), and The Lettered Mountain (with Mercedes Niño-Murcia, 2011).  A past president of the American Society for Ethnohistory, he has held Guggenheim, School for Advanced Research (SAR), and National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships.

Frank Salomon’s new book At the Mountains’ Altar: Anthropology of Religion in an Andean Community has just been published by Routledge / Taylor and Francis 2017

Check out a chapter of this exciting new book here