Dr. Ruben Paredes (Tito)

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Professor of Anthropology
Phone: (805) 565-6276
Email: rparedes@westmont.edu
Office Location: Deane Hall 206

Office Hours
by appointment only


Rubén (Tito) Paredes, currently a visiting Professor of Anthropology, has agreed to join Westmont for an additional two years. One of the evangelical and ecumenical leaders in Peru, Tito was a founder of the Evangelical Andean-Amazonian Missiological Center, designed to educate the indigenous population. He completed his Ph.D. from UCLA and his M.Div. from Fuller, and since 1994 has been the Director and Professor of Anthropology and Missions at the Orlando E. Costas Graduate School of Mission in Lima. Over the last couple decades he has served on numerous boards and commissions for organizations such as World Vision, the World Council of Churches, and the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. For over a decade he was the General Secretary of the Latin American Theological Fraternity, and has written widely on issues of human rights, human needs, and Christian responsibility.

Dr. Paredes is the chair of the Sociology & Anthropology department for the 2012-2013 school year. He teaches the following classes:

Introduction to Anthropology (An-001-1)

Cross Cultural Communication (An-150-1)

Gender & Sex Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (An-135-1)

Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (An-115-1)

Applied Anthropology (An-130-1)

Supervises the Anthropology Senior Research Project (An-198-1)