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I am a writer and medical anthropologist focusing on Latin America.  My research interests include political violence, transitional justice, reconciliation, and the politics of post-war reparations.  I am the author of many articles, and Entre Prójimos: El conflicto armado interno y la política de la reconciliación en el Perú (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 1st edition 2004; 2nd edition 2009) and Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Peru (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012).  Intimate Enemies has been reviewed in London Review of Books, Foreign AffairsAmerican Ethnologist, The Times Literary Supplement,  Journal for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Human Rights QuarterlyThe Americas: Quarterly Review of Latin American HistoryAnthropology in Action, Anthropological QuarterlyJournal of Latin American Studies, Law, Culture and the Humanities, Inside StoryReVistaTulsa Law ReviewHispanic America Historical Review, Journal of Anthropological ResearchPoLar: Journal of Political and Legal Anthropology, forthcoming, and Revista Andina, forthcoming. Intimate Enemies was awarded the 2013 Honorable Mention from the Washington Office on Latin America-Duke University Libraries Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America, and the 2013 Honorable Mention for the Eileen Basker Prize  from the Society for Medical Anthropology for research  on gender and health. I am currently involved in two research projects. I am completing a book, Pasts Imperfect: Working with Former Combatants in Colombia, based on my research  with former combatants from the paramilitaries, the FARC and the ELN.  In Peru, I am conducting Speaking of Silences: Gender, Violence and Redress in Peru, an ethnographically grounded study of reparations, gender and justice.  I completed my appointment as the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University in June 2014.  During the 2014-2015 academic year, I will be a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C, and will then begin my appointment as the Henry J. Leir Chair in International Humanitarian Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Contact: ktheidon@aol.com

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Harvard website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~anthro/theidon/

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3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi,always we are toking about the civilian what they suffer por any internal wars en my country Peru but when we going to talk about the order forces (police) they pass away and no body ask about human rights,they are too humans y what about after wars in Peru the government don’t have a politic what they going to recibe treatment about phiquiatric o civil reparation because sometimes they with out preparation was sending a horribles situation and thousand they lost his life and no body ask about that ,they are humans too .
    God bless you
    Edwing Robles
    President
    APPREX-USA

    PD
    I’m a president the Peruvian Police Retired of USA my e’mail is ; edrobles47@hotmail.com
    for any cuestions.

  2. Just finished watching The Milk of Sorrow with my wife and we found it quite moving. The library in my city doesn’t have Entre Prójimos or any of your other published work, but I’ll find it. Today was Remembrance Day and everyone focuses on the soldiers… nobody seems to notice the civilian victims. There’s a South African saying, “When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers”. You’re doing valuable work.

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