Erin's Expedition to Patagonia

Current Location

Esquel, Chubut, Argentina

Hi, I'm Erin, and I am journeying to Argentina's Patagonia region to explore language and music revitalization among Indigenous Mapuche communities. How do I investigate language? Let me show you!


This week I traveled to the city of Bariloche, or Furilofche in Mapudungun (the language of the Mapuche people). I met up with my friend Diana and we spent the weekend exploring the city!


I can’t believe that I’ve been in Argentina for almost three months! Here are some reflections on my research travels so far.

Field Notes

What are the landscape and climate of Patagonia like? In this post, I write about some of its defining features.


Erin shares photos and stories from a recent visit to a Mapuche instrument maker! How are traditional musical instruments connected to the preservation of the Mapudungun language? Let's ask Erin!