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 Affairs, American Ethnologist, The Times Literary Supplement, Journal for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Human Rights Quarterly, The Americas: Quarterly Review of Latin American History, Anthropology in Action, Anthropological Quarterly, Journal of Latin American Studies, Law, Culture and the Humanities, Inside Story, ReVista, Tulsa Law Review, Hispanic America Historical Review, Journal of Anthropological Research, PoLar: Journal of Political and Legal Anthropology, 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.
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