Luis Jaime Castillo Butters

Luis Jaime Castillo Butters

Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor
Professor of Archaeology, Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú

Luis Jaime Castillo Butters is a Professor of Archaeology at the Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú, where he was also Dean of International Relations and Studies from 1994 – 2010. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and most recently served as the Vice-Minister of Culture for Peru. Dr. Castillo has been the Director of the San José de Moro Archaeological Program on the north coast of Peru from 1993 to the present.  In this work, he has been one of the most innovative figures and creative thinkers working in Latin American archaeology over the past two decades. He has held a fellowship in Pre-Colombian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, as well as fellowships with the National Geographic Society , the Backus Foundation, and the Kaufman/Atwood Foundation. During the Spring 2016 semester he will teach a course in the Department of Anthropology.

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