Bret Gustafson

Washington University


Bret Gustafson is assistant professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

He is a fluent speaker of Guarani and has done research and collaborative work on Guarani language education with the Assembly of the Guarani people of Bolivia. He has helped produce texts for local usage in both Guarani and Spanish and is completing a book on indigenous movements and education reform in Bolivia.

Featured Work

With limited resources, Guarani students paper a village school's adobe walls with writing in Guarani and Spanish.

APR 22, 2005 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 12 (Spring 2005): Cultural Rights: Section 1: Language Rights And Guarani Renaissance In Bolivia

Guarani claim the right to native language schooling not just to reproduce their distinct identity, but also to engage in a pluralistic society as equals.