Permanent Chair of Cultural Anthropology

Units involved

  • School of Anthropology
  • Open University Unit
  • Culture Unit

About the Permanent Chair of Anthropology

The Permanent Chair of Anthropology aims to generate a space for constant dialogue on topics related to Cultural Anthropology, through the exchange of knowledge resulting from anthropological research in its different areas of application.

The chair is intended as a space for dissemination and discussion on topics that concern contemporary cultural anthropology, seeking, in turn, to position this academic discipline at the University of Azuay and in the city.

Anthropology is an important area of ​​knowledge for the University of Azuay, an institution that decades ago promoted the Master's Degree in Development Anthropology, the first master's degree in anthropology in the country; Since 2018, it incorporated this discipline as a mandatory subject in all its undergraduate courses and, in September 2023, it created the School of Anthropology, the first undergraduate course in anthropology in the center and south of the country. The Permanent Chair of Anthropology was inaugurated in October 2020.


The Permanent Chair of Anthropology is a non-curricular, open and free space, in which invited professionals from different universities and research institutes in the country and abroad participate as exhibitors, either in person or virtually.


The activities will be aimed at students, teachers, researchers and the general public.


Participation will be open and free


Gabriela Eljuri Jaramillo


Permanent Chair of Cultural Anthropology




Gabriela eljuri