CURRICULUM VITAE

Kimberly S. Theidon

Office Address:    The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Avenue, #508 Cabot, Tufts University, MA 02155

Cell Phone: 339.221.1217

Email:             ktheidon@aol.com; kimberly.theidon@tufts.edu

Personal website: www.kimberlytheidon.com

Education and Degrees

Ph.D.                   Medical Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 2002

MA                       Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 1997

MPH                  Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 1993

BA                        Latin American Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1991.

                              Awards: Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award; Senior Thesis,            graduated with College Honors.

 

Academic Appointments

2015—                   Henry J. Leir Professor in International Humanitarian Studies and Co-Director of the Gender and Intersectional Analysis and InclusiveLeadership Program (GAIA), Fletcher School, Tufts University

2014-2015                     Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship, Washington DC

2014-2015              Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Institute for Advanced Study (Declined)

2014                     Summer School Faculty, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, Transitional Justice Institute, June 23-27

2011-2012                      Member, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University

2010-2014                    John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University

2008-2010                    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

2004-2008                   Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Fields of Interest

Latin American Studies, with an emphasis on the Andean Region; critical security studies; gender studies; domestic, structural and political violence; human rights and international humanitarian law; transitional justice and post-war reconstruction; comparative peace processes; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs for ex-combatants; environmental humanities and coca/cocaine politics.

Book Awards and Honors

2019                             James L. Paddock Teaching Award, Fletcher School, Tufts University

2017                 Graduate Student Mentoring Award, Society of Medical Anthropology,   American Anthropological Association

2014                     “Gender and Armed Conflict: Legacies and Aftermaths.”  The Annual Clara Barton Lecture, American Red Cross, International Humanitarian Law Dialogues, August 24-26th, 2014, Chataqua Institution, New York.

2013                      Eileen Basker Book Prize for research on gender and health, Society for Medical Anthropology, Honorable Mention for Intimate Enemies

2013                      Washington Office on Latin America-Duke University Libraries Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America, Honorable Mention for Intimate Enemies

2009-2015             International Faculty, Facultad de Psicología Comunitaria, La Pontificia Universidad La Católica de Perú

2006                     Premio Iberoamericano Book Award, Latin American Studies Association, Honorable Mention for Entre Prójimos

2006 and 2012      Everett S. Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award, Honorable Mention, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Publications

 

Books Published

Entre Prójimos: El conflicto armado interno y la política de la reconciliación en el Perú.  Instituto de Estudios Peruanos: Lima, Perú, 2004, 287 pp. (Second edition, August 2009).  

• Awarded the 2006 Premio Iberoamericano Book Award Honorable Mention from the Latin American Studies Association for outstanding book in Spanish or Portuguese in the social sciences.

Entre Prójimos was the inspiration for the 2010 Oscar nominated film, La Teta Asustada (The Milk of Sorrow), directed by Claudia Llosa. 

http://oscar.go.com/nominations/nominees/the-milk-of-sorrow-la-teta-asustada/3289

http://twitchfilm.net/interviews/2010/01/psiff10-the-milk-of-sorrow-la-teta-asustada-2009-interview-with-dr-kimberly-theidon.php

Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Peru.  Studies in Human Rights, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012, 488 pp.

• Reviewed in London Review of Books, September 2013; Foreign Affairs, February, 2013; American Ethnologist, February 2014; The Times Literary Supplement, January 2014; Journal for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol. 17(3) 2012; Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 34(5) 2013; The Americas: Quarterly Review of Latin American History, Vol 70(1), 2013; Anthropology in Action, Summer 2013; Anthropological Quarterly, August 2013; Journal of Latin American Studies, November 2013; Law, Culture and the Humanities, October 2013; Inside Story, December 2013;ReVista, Spring 2014; Tulsa Law Review, Winter 2014; Hispanic America Historical Review, May 2014; Journal of Anthropological Research, Fall 2014; Anthropos Fall 2014; PoLar: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, November 2014; Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, July 2014; Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development, March 2015; Dialectical Anthropology 2014; Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, June 2015; Journal of Human Rights, December 2015, Revista Andina 2015; Latin American Politics and Society  February 2017.  

 

Books in Production

Legacies of War: Violence, Ecologies and Kin.  Duke University Press. Spring 2022.

Books in Preparation

Challenging Conceptions: Children born of wartime rape and sexual exploitation.  Edited volume with Dyan Mazurana.  (Under review, Oxford University Press).

Pasts Imperfect: Working with Former Combatants in Colombia.  Under contract, University of Pennsylvania Press.

Sex and the Security Council: Toward a Greater Measure of Justice

El Dorado: Coca, Conflict and Control

Edited Volumes or Special Journal Issues

Guest Editor, “Whose Justice? Global and Local Approaches to Transitional Justice.”  International Journal of Transitional Justice, Special Issue, Vol. 3, 2009. 

Journal Articles Published (* peer reviewed)

“Peace in Colombia: A Time to Believe?” Current History: A Journal of Contemporary World Affairs, Vol. 115(778): 51-57, 2016.

*“Hidden in Plain Sight: Children Born of Wartime Sexual Violence.”  Special Issue, “The Death of the Secret: Public and Private in Anthropology,” Current Anthropology, Vol. 56(S12): 191-200, 2015.

“The Mystical Force of Commensuration.” Invited Commentary on “Indicators and the Problem of Translation: Measuring Child Rights in Tanzania,” by Sally Merry and Summer Wood, Current Anthropology, Vol 56(2): 223-224, 2015.

“First Do No Harm: Enforced Sterilizations and Gender Justice in Peru.”  ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, Fall 2014, pp.  84-87.

            • Reprinted in “States of Impunity,” Open Democracy, April 29th, 2015.

“Después de la verdad: legados de la violencia sexual en el Perú pos-CVR.” Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, No. 207, May 2011.

* The Milk of Sorrow: A Theory on the Violence of Memory.”  Canadian Women’s Studies Journal, Special Issue on Women in Latin America, Vol 27, No.1, 2009.

“La Teta Asustada: una teoria sobre la violencia de la memoria.”  Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, No. 191, April 2009. 

* “Reconstructing Masculinities: The Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Colombia.”  Human Rights Quarterly, 31(1): 1-34, 2009.

            • Spanish version, Fundación Ideas para La Paz, 2010

• Abbreviated version in The Gender, Culture and Power Reader, Dorothy Hodgson, ed. Oxford University Press, 2015.

* “Gender in Transition: Common Sense, Women and War.”  Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 6(4): 453-478, 2007. 

* “Transitional Subjects? The Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Colombia.” International Journal of Transitional Justice, Volume 1, No. 1: 66-90, 2007. 

* “Truth with Consequences: The Politics of Reparations in Post-Truth Commission Peru.”  With Lisa J. Laplante. Human Rights Quarterly, 29(1): 228-250, 2007.

• Reprinted in Antípoda: Revista de Antropología y Arqueología de la Universidad de los Andes, No. 4: 119-147, enero-junio 2007.

* “Transitional Justice in Times of Conflict: Colombia’s Ley de Justicia y Paz.”  With Lisa J. Laplante.  Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 28(1):49-108, 2006.

* “Transiciones Conflictivas: Combatientes Desmovilizados en Colombia.”  With Paola Andrea Betancourt.  Análisis Político, Número 58: 92-111, Setiembre-Diciembre 2006.

“Género en Transición: Sentido Común, Mujeres y Guerra.”  Revista Cuadernos de Antropologia Social de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Número 24, 2006.

• Reprinted in Revista Memoria, Instituto de Democracia y Derechos Humanos, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Número 1, 2007.

• Expanded version published in Análisis Político, Instituto de Estudios Políticos y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad de los Andes, Número 60: 3-30, Mayo-Agosto, 2007.

• Expanded version published in La reconciliación en el Perú: condiciones y desafíos, Cecilia Tovar, ed.  Lima: Instituto Bartolomé de las Casas, 2007.

* “The Mask and the Mirror: Facing Up to the Past in Peru.”  Anthropologica: Journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society, special issue on War and Peace: Anthropological Perspectives, 48(1): 87-100, 2006.

“Sujetos Transicionales: Combatientes Desmovilizados en Colombia.”  With Paola Andrea Betancourt.  Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, two-part article, No. 176: 101-105, May 2006, and No. 177, June, 2006.

* “Justice in Transition: The Micropolitics of Reconciliation in Post-War Peru.”  Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 50 (3): 433-457, 2006.

* “Disarming the Subject: Remembering War and Imagining Citizenship in Peru.” Cultural Critique, No. 54. 67-87, 2003.

• Translated and reprinted as “Désarmer le sujet: souvenirs de la guerre et citoyenneté au Pérou.”  Cultures et Conflits  No. 103-104: 131-149, automne/hiver 2016.

“La Micropolítica de la Reconciliación: Practicando la Justicia en Comunidades Rurales Ayacuchanas.” Revista Allpanchis, special issue on Justicia Comunitaria en los Andes, vol. 60:113-142, 2003.

“Memoria, Historia y Reconciliación.” Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, No. 133:58-63, November, 2003.

“Entre Prójimos: Violencia y Reconciliación en el Perú.  Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, September, No. 157:91-96, 2003.

“Uchuraccay: La Política de la Muerte en el Perú.”  With Enver Quinteros Peralta. Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, No. 152:27-31, February, 2003.

“Género y Justicia.” Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, No. 145:16-23, March, 2002.

* “Terror’s Talk: Fieldwork and War.” Dialectical Anthropology 26(1):19-35, 2001.

“Practicando la Paz en Colombia.” Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, No. 141:81-84, October, 2001.

“’El Chino ya murió, Ayacucho lo mató’: Crónica de una muerte no anunciada.” With Ponciano Del Pino. Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, No. 127:49-53, May, 2000.

“Domesticando la Violencia: Alcohol y las Secuelas de la Guerra”. Ideele: Revista del Instituto de Defensa Legal, No.120:56-63, July, 1999.

“La Política de la Identidad: Narrativas de Guerra y la Construcción de la Ciudadanía en Ayacucho.”  With Ponciano Del Pino. In Actores Sociales y Ciudadanía en Ayacucho. Lima: GIIDA and Servicios de Educación Rural (SER), February, 1999. 

* “The Role of Case Management in Substance Abuse Treatment Services for Women and Their Children.”  With Claire Brindis. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 29(1), January-March:79-88, 1997.

* “Taking a Hit: Pregnant Drug Users and Violence.” Contemporary Drug Problems 22(4):663-686, 1995.

Book Chapters Published or in Press (* peer reviewed)

“Reproductive Warfare: Enforced Sterilizations in Peru.”  Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race, Nancy Hirschmann and Deborah Thomas, eds. University of Pennsylvania, forthcoming.

“Anthropology and Transitional Justice.”  International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Wiley Blackwell Press, Hilary Callan, ed.  2018.  

“1325 +17=? Filling in the Blanks of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.” The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Naomi Cahn, Dina Haynes and Nahla Valji, eds. Oxford University Press, 2018.

* “Reflections on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.”   Gender Violence in Peace and War: States of Complicity.  Rutgers University Press, Victoria Sanford, Katerina Stefatos, and Cecilia Salvia, eds., 2016.

* “A Greater Measure of Justice: Gender, Violence and Reparations.” In Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the 21st Century, Rutgers University Press, Leni Silverstein and Ellen Lewin, eds., 2016.

* “From God to Guns: Mobilizing Evangelical Christianity in Urabá, Colombia.” In Religious Responses to Violence: Human Rights in Latin America Past and Present, Alex Wilde,ed. South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015.

“Reconstructing Masculinities: The Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Combatants in Colombia (abridged version). In The Gender, Culture, and Power Reader, Oxford University Press, Dorothy Hodgson, ed., 2015.

“Ocultos a plena luz:  Los niños nacidos de la violencia sexual en tiempos de guerra.” In La Verdad Nos Hace Libres: sobre las relaciones entre filosofía, derechos humanos, religión y universidad, Miguel Giusti, Gustavo Gutiérrez and Elizabeth Salmón, eds. Lima, Peru: Fondo Editorial Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2015.

• Reprinted in Análisis Político, Instituto de Estudios Políticos y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad de los Andes, Número 85: (September-December), 2015, pp. 158-172.  

• English reprint in Open Democracy, September 30, 2015.

* “Pasts Imperfect: Talking about Justice with Former Combatants in Colombia.” In Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Response, Alexander Hinton and Devon Hinton, eds. New York and London: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 

* “Histories of Innocence: Post-War Stories in Peru.”  In Localizing Transitional Justice: Interventions and Priorities after Mass Violence, Rosalind Shaw, Lars Waldorf and Pierre Hazan, eds.  Stanford: Stanford University Press, Studies in Human Rights, 2010.

* “Commissioning Truth, Constructing Silences: The Peruvian TRC and the Other Truths of ‘Terrorists’.”  With Lisa. J. Laplante.  In Mirrors of Justice, Kamari Maxine Clarke and Mark Goodale, eds.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

“Hablar en el Terror: Trabajo de campo en medio del conflicto armado.”  In Investigación y Desplazamiento Forzado: Reflexiones Eticas y Metodológicas, Martha Nubia Bello, ed. Bogotá: Colciencias, 2006.

• Reprinted in Anuario de Estudios en Antropología Social 2005, Centro de Antropología Social-IDES, Buenos Aires: Editorial Antropofagía, 2006.

* “Los Encapuchados: Encarándose con el pasado en el Perú.  In Subjetividad y Figuras de la Memoria, Elizabeth Jelin and Susana J. Kaufman, eds. Siglo XXI, 2006.

* “Intimate Enemies: Reconciling the Present in Post-war Peru.”  In After Mass Crimes: Rebuilding States and Communities, Simon Chesterman, Béatrice Pouligny and Albrecht Schnabel, eds. United Nations University Press, 2006.

* “Toward a Social Psychology of Reconciliation.”  In The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace, Mari Fitzduff and Chris E. Stout, eds.  Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 2006.

“Desarmando el Sujeto: Recordando la Guerra e Imaginando la Ciudadanía en Ayacucho, Perú”.  In Violencia y estrategias colectivas en la Región Andina,Gonzálo Sanchez and Eric Lair, eds., pp. 178-199.  Instituto Frances de Estudios Políticos, Bogotá: Colombia and Editorial Norma, Mexico City: Mexico, 2004.

“’How we learned to kill our brother’: Memory, Morality and Reconciliation in Peru.” In Buletin de L’Institut Français des Études Andines, No. 3 (29):539-554, Gonzálo Sanchez and Eric Lair, eds. Bogota: Colombia, 2001.

“‘Así es Como Vive Gente’: Procesos Deslocalizados y Culturas Emergentes.” With Ponciano Del Pino. In Cultura y Globalización, Carlos Ivan Degregori and Gonzalo Portocarrero, eds. Lima: Red para el Desarrollo de las Ciencias Sociales en el Perú, 1999.

Invited Book Reviews

“Liberal Limits: Beyond Forensic Reckoning in Peru” (Review of Mourning Remains: State Atrocity, Exhumations, and Governing the Disappeared in Peru’s Post-War Andes, Isaías Rojas-Perez. Stanford University Press, 2017), Current Anthropology, 59(6): 851-853, December 2018.  

“The Seduction of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence and Sex Trafficking,” Sally Engle Merry, University of Chicago Press, 2016. Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 91(1), Winter 2018.

“Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru: Decolonizing Transitional Justice,” Pascha-Bueno-Hansen, University of Illinois Press, 2015.  Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 39(3): 769-774, 2017.  

“El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace: Crime, Uncertainty and the Transition to Democracy,” Ellen Moodie. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania , 2010. American Anthropologist, Vol 113(4): 687-688, 2011.

“The Circulation of Children: Kinship, Adoption and Morality in Andean Peru,” Jessaca Leinaweaver. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.  A Contracorrientes, Vol.7, No. 3: 374-381, 2010.

“Law in a Lawless Land: Diary of a Limpieza in Colombia,” Michael Taussig. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.  Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol. 63: 146-147, 2007.

Other Publications (Reports, Op-Eds, Commissioned Articles, Working Papers)

“Getting to Yes in Colombia: What it Would Take to Reintegrate the FARC,” with Roxani Krystalli.  The Conversation, October 11, 2016.

https://theconversation.com/getting-to-yes-in-colombia-what-it-would-take-to-reintegrate-the-farc-66710

“Here’s How Attention to Gender Affected Colombia’s Peace Process,” with Roxani Krystalli.  Washington Post, October 9, 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/10/09/heres-how-attention-to-gender-affected-colombias-peace-process/

 “How Was Your Trip?” Self-Care for Researchers Working and Writing on Violence.”  Working Papers on Research Security Series, Social Science Research Council, April 2014.

“Reconstrucción de la Masculinidad y Reintegración de Excombatientes en Colombia.”  Fundación Ideas para la Paz, Working Papers No. 5, April 2009. 

“Reconstrucción de la Masculinidad y Reintegración de Excombatientes en Colombia,” abbreviated version. In LASA Forum, Fall 2009. 

“Pasts Imperfect: Talking with Ex-Combatants in Colombia.” In Anthropology News, May 2009.

“Claiming Citizenship: Collective Reparations in Post-TRC Peru.”  With Lisa J. Laplante.  Anthropology News, 49(1): 36, January 2008.  

“Transitional Subjects? Paramilitary Demobilization in Colombia.” Anthropology News, Vol. 47(8): 23-24, 2006.

“Transitional Subjects? Paramilitary Demobilization in Colombia.”  Centerpiece: Newsletter of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Vol. 20(2): 8-11, 2006

“Los Desmovilizados: Una Transición Conflictiva.”  With Paola Andrea Betancourt. Hechos de Callejón, Editorial del Nuevo Coordinador Residente de la ONU en Colombia, United Nations Development Program, May, Number 13, 2006.

“Secuelas de la violencia: Violencia política y salud mental en Ayacucho.” Un paso hacia la verdad: Memoria de la CVR Ayacucho. Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación Región Sur Centro, Ayacucho, Perú, 2003.

“Ecuaciones Coloniales y la Reconciliación Nacional.” La República, October 17, 2002.

“Ecuaciones Coloniales.” La Calle, two-part editorial, Saturday October 12 and Monday October 14, 2002.

“US Policy: Bordering on Chaos in the Andes.” Anthropology News, 43(4), May, 2002.

“Stories of Valor: Gender and Citizenship in Ayacucho, Peru,” http://www.mamacoca.org, Colombia, 2002.

“Practicando la Paz, Viviendo con la Guerra: Un Viaje Río Arriba en Colombia.” http://www.mamacoca.org, Colombia, 2002.

 “Practicing Peace, Living with War: Going Upriver in Colombia.”  Center for International Policy, Washington, D.C., http://www.ciponline.org/colombia/01103001.htm, 2002. 

“Practicing Peace in Colombia.” Anthropology News, 43(9), December, 2001.

“Ground Zero for US Policy?” with Kathleen Dill. Anthropology News, 32(8): 3, 2001.

“Building Peace in Colombia.” Women Donor’s Network Reader, Fall, 2001.

“Terror at Home.” San Jose Mercury News, Letter to the Editor, September 13, 2001.

“Alabama, 1963 and 2001.” New York Times, Letter to the Editor, April 18, 2001.

“Disarming Subjects: Gender and War.” Americas and Latinas, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University, 38-43, 2000.

“Why Fujimori is so Hard to Beat.” With Ponciano Del Pino. Los Angeles Times, Sunday Editorial Section, May 21, 2000.

Final Reports, Policy Papers and Consultancies

Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding: State of the Field and Lessons Learned. With Kelly Phenicie. Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, September 2011.  

 “Sujetos Transicionales: Desmovilizando Combatientes en Colombia.”  International Center for Transitional Justice, February 2007.

“Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Ayacucho, Peru.”  United States Institute for Peace, Grant number 160-02S, 2003.

“Reconciliando el Pasado, Construyendo el Presente: Violencia Política y Salud Mental en Ayacucho.” Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación, Ayacucho and Lima, Perú, y el Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima, Peru, 2003.

“Análisis Situacional del la Educación de las Niñas en Ayacucho: Proyecto “Nuevos Horizontes para la Educación de las Niñas.”  With Emilio Laynes, et el. CARE Peru: Lima, Peru, 1999.

“Antropología y Salud Mental: Un Estudio en la Recuperación Comunal.” With Ponciano Del Pino. Médicos sin Fronteras: Peru, and Health Net International: Holland, 1997.

“Family Power: Building Skills for Families with HIV and Drug-Affected Children.”  With Malia Ramler. The Family Welfare Research Group: University of California, Berkeley, 1992.

Fellowships and Grants

2017-2018                     Tufts Collaborates Research Grant, Co-PI Dyan Mazurana

2014-2015                     Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Washington, D.C.

2012                      Research Grant, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

2011                      Research Grant, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

2009-2010                    Junior Faculty Development Grant, Harvard Academy

2007-2008            Faculty Research Grant, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

2006                     Richard Carley Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fall semester, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

2006                     Douglas Dillon Faculty Research Fellow, Spring semester, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

2005-2006            United States Institute for Peace Research Grant, with co-investigator Ms. Lisa Laplante

2005-2006            Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Individual Research Grant

2005                     Harvard Academy Junior Faculty Development Grant, Harvard University

2005                     Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Curriculum Enrichment Grant

2004-2005            Carnegie Council Fellow on Ethics and International Affairs

2004                    Conference Grant, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

2004                    Social Science Research Council Collaborative Research Grant on Globalization, Natural Resources and Violent Conflict

2003-2004            MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Grant on Migration and Refugees

2003                     Travel Grant, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

2002-2003            United States Institute for Peace Research Grant

2002-2003            Ford Foundation and the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Research Grant, “Siembra Democracia: Fondo para el Fortalecimiento Democrático

2001-2002             Peace and International Security Grant, Women and Public Policy Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

  • Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame (Declined)

2001-2002             Human Rights Research Grant, Shaler-Adams Foundation

  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University

2000-01                       Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Award

2000                     Human Rights Travel Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University

1999-2000              Hamburg Fellowship, Center for International Security and Cooperation,

                              Stanford University

1999                     Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, Institute on Violence, Culture and Survival,

                             Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, University of Virginia

1998-99                Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Dissertation Grant

1996-97                  Joint Committee on Latin American Studies of the Social Science Research Council

                              and the American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship

1996                       John L. Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship in International and

                              Comparative Studies

1996                       Human Rights Fellowship, Townsend Center for the Humanities

1994-96                 University of California Graduate Fellowship

1995                       Inter-American Foundation Master’s Level Research Fellowship

1995                       Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Award, Quechua

1995                       Tinker Foundation Travel Fellowship

  1. University of California Regents Scholarship

Professional Experience, 2002 to Present

2016                     UN Women, Expert Mission on Gender and Transitional Justice, Colombia, February 5-12.

2010                     Consultant, United States Institute of Peace, Gender, Conflict and Peace-building

2009                     Consultant, Colombian Commission on Reparations and Reconciliation, Area de Memoria Histórica, January-October

2007                     Consultant, International Center for Transitional Justice, DDR and Transitional Justice in Colombia, January-August

2006-2007            Consultant, International Center for Transitional Justice, Technical and Conceptual Assistance to the Colombia Commission on Reparations and Reconciliation, September 2006-January 2007

2002-present        Director, Praxis Institute for Social Justice (www.praxisweb.org)

Selected Lectures, Conference Papers and Workshops, 2004 to Present

“Embodied Trauma?: Children Born of Wartime Rape and Sexual Exploitation,” Executive Session, “Towards ‘Situated Biologies’: Collaborative Struggles with Environmental Sciences, American Anthropological Association, Vancouver, November 19-23, 2019.

Keynote, “Concepciones Desafiantes: Investigaciones sobre los niños y niñas productos de la Guerra,” por el programa “Violencia Sexual: lo que ve y calla la sociedad,” Instituto de Bien Estar and  Organización Internacional para las Migraciones, Bogotá, November 9-10, 2019.

“Gender Justice, Transitional Justice: Ways Forward?”  Conference, Human Rights and the Politics of Solidarity, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, April 4-5, 2019.

“Violence on College Campuses: What Can We Do?” Round-table discussion, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, November 14-18, 2018.

“Desmovilización y Género: Más Allá del Acuerdo de Paz.”  Keynote, Seminario Internacional sobre Desarme, Desmovilización, y Reincorporación: Estrategías e iniciativas para la paz y reconciliación,Universidad Distrital, Bogotá, Colombia, September 12-13, 2018.

“Higher Ed in the era of #MeToo.”  MIT, April 20, 2018.

“Methods and Ethics: Research on Children Born of Wartime Rape and Sexual Exploitation,”

London School of Economics, September 25th, 2017

“Sexism in the Academy,” Universidad de Costa Rica, November 14th, 2017.

Brad Morse Speaker Series, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  “Nothing is Agreed until Everything is Agreed: Getting to Yes in Colombia?” April 5, 2017.

“Gender and the FARC in Colombia.” Commission on the Status of Women Annual Meeting, United Nations, NY, March 23, 2017.

Keynote Speaker, “Women’s Social Movements in Contemporary Latin America: Common Trends, Intersecting Identities, Diverse Realities,” St. Antony’s College, Oxford, January 27-28, 2017.

“Human Rights, Past and Future: An Interdisciplinary Conversation.”  Invited speaker, Latin American Studies Association, May 26-30th, 2016, New York City.

“Cold War Legacies in the Andes: The Emergence of Coca Frontiers and Cocaleros, 1950-1980s.”  Session organizer and discussant, Latin American Studies Association, May 26-30th, 2016, New York City.

“Perspectivas simbólicas, estéticas y etnográficas de género en el Perú posconflicto: Una Mirada a la justice, la reparación y las políticas de la memoria.”  Chair and discussant, Latin American Studies Association, May 26-30th, 2016, New York City.

“Cleansing, Corruption and Covert Ops: The War on Drugs in the Northern Triangle.” Discussant, Latin American Studies Association, May 26-30th, 2016, New York City.

“Sex at the Security Council: Toward a Greater Measure of Justice.”  Basta Ya! Colombia: Memories of War and Dignity, Untied States Institute of Peace, September 30, 2015.  Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=3383&v=e6qEvgYN6dE

• Invited lecture, La Pontificia Universidad la Católica, Chile, December 14-16, 2015.

“From Guns to God: Evangelical Christianity in Urabá, Colombia.”  United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, January 29th, 2015.

“The Architecture of Impunity.”  Invited lecture, University College of London, October 24-25th, 2014.

“Gender and Armed Conflict: Legacies and Aftermaths.” The Annual Clara Barton Lecture, American Red Cross, International Humanitarian Law Dialogues, August 24-26th, 2014, Chataqua Institution, New York.

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Children Born of Wartime Sexual Violence.” Panelist, XXXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago May 21-25th, 2014.

• Invited lecture, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, October 28th 2014.

• Invited lecture, Duke University, Human Rights Center, November 14th, 2014

• Invited lecture, University of Colorado, January 30th, 2015

• Invited lecture, Georgetown University, February 12th, 2015

•Invited lecture, Binghamton University, April 27th, 2015

“Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict.” Invited panelist, American Society of Law Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 12th, 2014

“The State and Gender Violence.” Keynote speaker, Lehmann College, New York, April 2nd, 2014

“The Death of the Secret: The Public and Private in Anthropology.” Invited author, Wenner-Gren Symposium, Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Sintra, Portugal, March 14-20th, 2014

“From Guns to God: The Growth of Evangelical Christianity in Urabá, Colombia.  Invited lecture, Institute for Human Rights 10th Anniversary Symposium, University of Connecticut, September 19-21, 2013.

“A Greater Measure of Justice.”  Keynote speaker, “The Right to Truth, Justice and Reparations in Latin America,” Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, June 4th, 2013.

“Anthropologies of Justice,” Co-organizer and presenter.  Invited Session, American Anthropological Association 111th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 14-18th, 2012.

“Hablando de los Silencios: Género, Violencia y Reparaciones en el Perú.  Keynote speaker, Las Políticas del Reconocimiento en Perú, Universidad La Católica del Perú, October 28th, 2012

“Speaking of Silences: Gender, Violence and Reparations.” Invited lecture, “Ways of Knowing After Atrocity: Assessing the Methods Used to Research, Design and Implement Transitional Justice Processes,” Oxford Transitional Justice Network, June 28-29th, 2012, Oxford University, England. 

“Aprendizajes en Reconciliación: Los Casos de Perú y Colombia” Invited lecture, Región y Reconciliación: Claves de política pública desde lo local.”  Fundación Social and the International Organization for Migration, Bogotá, Colombia, April 10-13th, 2011.

“After the Truth: The Legacies of Sexual Violence in Peru.” Invited session, 108th Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, November 17-21st, 2010

• Invited lecture, Department of Anthropology, Brown University, November 8th, 2010  

• Keynote speaker, 2011 Paz and Knute Buttedahl Memorial Lecture, University of

               British Columbia, April 30th, 2011

• Invited lecture, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University, October 17th, 2011.

• Invited lecture, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU, March 29th, 2012.

“The Milk of Sorrow: A Theory on the Violence of Memory.”  Invited lecture and film screening, Department of Medical Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, April 9th, 2010

• Invited paper, Department of Anthropology, Colby College, April 23rd, 2010

• Invited lecture and film screening, XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Toronto, October 6-9th, 2010

• Invited lecture and film screening, Dallas International Book Fair, October 23rd, 2010, Dallas, Texas

• Invited lecture and film screening, George Mason University, April 19th, 2011

• Invited lecture and film screening, University of British Columbia, April 28th, 2011

• University of Oklahoma, April 1st, 2013

“The City of God: Histories of a Sacred Militancy. “ Invited paper, Yale Agrarian Studies Program, February 19th, 2010

• Invited paper, Elliott School of Public Affairs, George Washington University, March 25th, 2010

• Invited paper, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, April 8th, 2010

“Pasts Imperfect: Working with Former Combatants in Colombia.”  Invited paper, “Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Response,” Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University, September 17-18th, 2009.

• Invited paper, Institute for Latin American Studies, Yale University, March 29th, 2010

• Invited lecture, Latin American Studies Symposium, April 24th, 2010, Colby College

• Invited paper, Fratricide and Fraternité Seminar Series, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, October 28-29th, 2010 

• Invited lecture, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, November 8th, 2010

• Invited lecture, University of British Columbia, April 29th, 2011

“Pasts Imperfect: Talking with Former Combatants in Colombia.”  Paper, “Militarism and Its Doubles,” Presidential Session, 108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, December 2nd-6th, 2009. 

“Reconstructing Masculinities: Working with Former Combatants in Colombia.”  Invited paper, Committee for Human Rights, 107th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 19th-23rd, 2008. 

“Towards a Social Psychology of Reconciliation.”  Invited paper, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Post-Conflict Studies: Medicalization and Criminalization.”  Peace Studies Program, Cornell University, November 14-15th, 2008.

Co-Organizer, Author’s Working Group, “Coming to Terms with the Past,” MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, October31-November 2nd, 2008.

Faculty Facilitator, Social Science Research Council-International Dissertation Research Fellows Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 25-30th, 2008.

Invited Speaker, Ph.D. Research Workshop on Latin America, “Citizenship and Governance at the Margins of the State: Latin America between Post-conflict and Neo-populism,” Roskilde Universtetscenter, Denmark, September 2-5th, 2008.

“Ciudad de Dios: Historias de la Militancia Sagrada.”  Invited lecture, Fifth Anniversary of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima Peru, August 23rd, 2008.

“Gender in Transition: Common Sense, Women and War.”  Invited lecture, University of Oregon Law School, April 11th, 2008.

“Transitional Subjects: Demobilizing Combatants in Colombia.”  Invited lecture, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University, March 25th, 2008.

“Histories of Innocence: Post-War Stories in Peru.”  Invited paper presented at the conference, “Narratives of Violence and Reconciliation in Contemporary Latin America.”  University of Oregon, January 31-February 2nd, 2008. 

“Paramilitary Confessions: The Politics of Truth-Telling in Colombia.”  Paper presented at the presidential session, “Justice in the Mirror,” 106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C.  November 28-December 2nd, 2007.

“Men Don’t Talk: Researching Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict.”  Invited paper, workshop “Sexual Violence during War,” Order, Conflict and Violence Program, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, November 2-4th, 2007.

“Truth Commissions and Post-Conflict Societies.”  Invited lecture, “The Peace Process in Aceh: The Remainders of Violence and the Future of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam,” Asia Center, Harvard University, October 24th, 2007. 

“Género en Transición: Sentido Común, Mujeres y Guerra.”  Paper presented at the XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Montréal, September  5-8th, 2007. 

“A Serial Search for Peace: DDR in Colombia.” Paper presented at the XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Montréal, September  5-8th, 2007.

“Demilitarizing Masculinity: Working with Former Combatants in Colombia.”  Commissioned paper, author’s workshop on “Transitional Justice and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reinsertion Programs.”  International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, May 22-23rd, 2007.

“The City of God: Entering and Leaving el Evangelismo in Ayacucho, Peru.” Invited paper, Rockefeller Conference “How Do the Poor Constitute Community?”  Northwestern University, May 24-25th, 2007.

“What is Local Justice?” Invited paper, panel “Justice Should be Done, but Where? The Relationship between National and International Courts.”  American Society of International Law, 101st Meeting, Washington, DC, March 28-31, 2007.

“Transitional Subjects: Demobilizing Combatants in Colombia.  David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, March 20, 2007.

“Desarme, Demobilización y Reinserción de los Ex-Combatientes.”  Presentación Invitada, Comisión Nacional de Reparación y Reconciliación, Bogotá, Colombia, December 9, 2006.

“The Base that is Not One: Opaque Power and Transparent Subjects in the Andes.”  Paper presented at the AAA Presidential Session, “Debating Anthropological Practice and National Security: Past, Present and Across Borders.” 105th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, California, November 15-19th, 2006.

“Histories of Innocence.”  Invited participant, “Beyond the Toolkit: Rethinking the Paradigm of Transitional Justice,” Bellagio Conference Center, Italy, October 30-November 4, 2006.

“La Micropolítica de la Reconciliación” and “Género en Transición: Sentido Común, Mujeres y Guerra. “ Seminario Internacional “Perú: Condiciones para Lograr la Reconciliación.”  Instituto Bartolomé de las Casas, August 22-24, 2006, Lima, Perú.

“Conflictos Armados y Procesos de Paz: ¿Por qué pensar en el género?”  Seminar, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social, and the United Nations Population Fund.  Latin American Regional Presentation of the UN Report Igualdad de género: La lucha por la justicia en un mundo desigual, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 10-11, 2006. 

Co-chair and panelist, “’Community’: Created, Contested, Deployed.”  Session organized for the XXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Puerto Rico, March 2006.

“El Dorado: Coca, Conflict and Control in the Apurímac River Valley.”  Paper presented at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, December 2005.

“Memoria Histórica y Cultura de Paz: Aprendiendo del Pasado para Construir el Futuro.”  Ministerio de la Mujer y Desarrollo Social and the German Embassy, Ayacucho and Lima, Peru, October 16-21, 2005. 

“Laying Down Arms? The Paramilitary Demobilization Process in Colombia.”  Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, September 13, 2005. 

“Coca, Conflicto y Control: Gubernamentalidad en el Valle Apurímac.”  Invited paper presented at the IV Congreso Nacional de Investigaciones en Antropología, La Pontífica Universidad la Católica, Lima, Peru, August 1-6, 2005.

 “A Sense of Justice: Post-War Social Worlds in Ayacucho, Peru.”  Department of Anthropology, McGill University, April 4, 2005.

“Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Post-War Peru.”  Department of Political Science, Program on Order, Conflict and Violence, Yale University, March 27, 2005.

“The Other Heroes: Gendered Violence in Zones of Armed Conflict.”  Workshop “Women and Conflict: Bearing the Brunt of Brutality,” Association of Black Women at Harvard, March 23, 2005.

Chair and panelist, conference “Settling Accounts? Truth, Justice and Redress in Post-Conflict Societies.”, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, November 1-3, 2004

“When the Truth is not Enough: The Politics of Reparation and Reconciliation in Peru.”  Invited paper presented at the conference “Judging Transitional Justice,” Center for Global Peace and Conflict Resolution, University of California, Irvine, October 30-31, 2004.

“Judging Justice in Post-War Peru.”  Invited conference paper, “On the Edges of Development: Critical Interventions,” University of California at Santa Barbara, October 15-16th, 2004.

Chair and panelist, “Tareas Pendientes: Perú después de la Comisión de la Verdad.”  Invited double session sponsored by the LASA Peru Section.  XXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, October 2004.

Graduate and Undergraduate Courses Offered

Memory Politics: Truth, Justice, Redress

Environmental Humanities and Global Health

Violence in the Andes: Coca, Conflict and Control

Introduction to Latin American Studies

Anthropologies of Violence

Reconfiguring Regimes: Politics, Law and Governance

Topics in Medical Anthropology

Global Debates and Local Practices: Issues in Human Rights

Intervention: Ethics, Logics, Intentions

Gender in Conflict: Violence, War and Militarism

Human Rights and Social Justice: From Theory to Praxis

The Politics of Humanitarian and Post-Conflict Interventions

Editorial Boards, Professional Committees and Activities

Editorial Board, Feminist Anthropology

Chair, Bryce Wood Book Award Committee, Latin American Studies Association, 2021

Program Committee Member and Faculty Mentor, Latin American Security, Drugs and Democracy Program, Social Science Research Council and the Open Society Institute, 2010-2015

Member, Advisory Board, “Witness to Guantánamo” Project, 2009 to 2014

LASA Executive Council Member, May 1, 2009 – April 30, 2012

Chair, LASA/Oxfam Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship Committee, 2008-09

Committee for Human Rights, American Anthropological Association 2004-2007 and 2009-2010

Reviewer for the Social Science Research Council International Pre-dissertation Fellowship Competition, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005

Reviewer for: American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, International Journal of Transitional Justice, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, Journal of Latin American Studies, Journal of Human Rights, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Human Rights Quarterly, Law and Social Inquiry, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Transcultural Psychiatry, Journal of Genocide Studies, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.