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). 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: Sexual Violence and Redress in Peru, an ethnographically grounded study of reparations, gender and justice. I am an associate professor of anthropology at Harvard University and the director of Praxis Institute for Social Justice.