Jermani is a Quechua scholar, broadcaster, and a member of a land-based Quechua community in the Curahuasi district, located in the Apurimac region of Peru. His community, Puca Puca, translates to Red Red in Quechua. Currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin, Jermani's research focuses on what he terms the Quechua Radio Praxis and the Territorialities of the Quechua Voice. His academic work studies the experiences of Quechua people broadcasting through radio stations in the Andes. He is affiliated with the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at UT Austin.
Throughout his academic journey, Jermani has received significant scholarships and fellowships, including the Fulbright and ACLS Mellon awards. His work has been published in different media outlets and academic journals in Peru, Mexico, and the United States of America. Additionally, Jermani is the co-founder of the Quechua Tinkuy organization. He completed his undergraduate studies in journalism at the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad in Cusco City, Peru. Furthermore, he holds two master's degrees, one in Public Policy from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, and another in Iberian and Latin American Literatures, Languages, and Cultures from the University of Texas at Austin.
Interests: Critical Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Media, Voice Studies, Quechua language pedagogy and linguistic revitalization, State and community development politics, Indigenous politics, Indigenous education.