Noa Corcoran-Tadd is a lecturer affiliated with the ERC-Synergy NEXUS1492 project. He obtained his BA (2008) from Cambridge, MA (2011) from Stanford, and PhD in Anthropology (2017) from Harvard. His current research focuses on mobility and infrastructure in the Andes during the Inca and colonial periods.
His doctoral project explored a network of late prehispanic and historical roads and campsites in the highlands of Tacna (southern Peru), focussing particularly the evolution of the tambo (roadside way station) from its emergence during the Inca Empire through to its role in supporting the emergence of mercantile colonialism in the post-conquest period.
Noa is currently developing a new project that explores longer-term patterns of connectivity and imperialism in the high-altitude environment of northern Chile. He is the author of several book chapters on Andean archaeology and the archaeology of colonialism.