Professor Rosaleen Howard is Chair of Hispanic Studies at Newcastle University. She joined the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool in July 2005 and works on the anthropology and sociolinguistics of the Andes. Her research is based on field work in areas where both Spanish and Quechua are spoken (Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia). Her PhD dealt with Quechua oral storytelling in highland Ecuador. Since then she has published widely on Quechua oral history; anthropological approaches to the study of language contact, especially translation issues; language politics and cultural identity in the Andes; and intercultural education policy for indigenous peoples.