Thank you, Vice President Biden, for speaking out. I post this for every student who has reached out to me about what happened to them on the Harvard Campus, and in an appeal to my former colleagues at Harvard to finally stand up and speak out about the professorial sexual misconduct they have silently witnessed over the years. We are responsible for adding that missing piece to the nationwide conversation about Title IX. We owe it to our administrative staff, our students and our untenured colleagues — the most structurally vulnerable vis-a-vis senior faculty — to step up and end the complicity that allows this abuse of power to continue. And if you are still searching for the words and for the courage, watch The Hunting Ground, watch Spotlight ….it is time to do something, to say something. It’s on us.
“Pasts Imperfect: Talking about Justice with Former Combatants in Colombia,” in Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom and Recovery
Pleased to be among such a wonderful group of colleagues. My chapter is “Pasts Imperfect: Talking about Justice with Former Combatants in Colombia.”
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First do no harm: enforced sterilizations and gender justice in Peru
From 1996 to 2000 the Peruvian state subjected an estimated 270,000 women to enforced sterilizations under the guise of ‘family planning’. How did an architecture of impunity sanction large-scale sexual violence? From States of Impunity.