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Department of Sociology


Join us for an exciting panel discussion about reproduction and sexuality in Latin America.

This discussion will center themes of reproduction and sexuality in order to understand how they have animated recent political debates and transitions (Briggs 2017) in Latin America. Looking at the pre-post conflict state (Theidon 2007) in Colombia and Peru, the participants in this round table will reflect on the conflicting implications of reproduction and sexuality in transitional justice, the functioning of the law, and violence.

This event took place on Wed 12 May 2021.

About the panelists

Pascha Bueno-Hansen is an Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware, USA. The Spanish edition of first book, Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru: Decolonizing Transitional Justice (2015), was published in 2020 by the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos. Her current book project Dissident Genders and Sexualities in the Andes: Transitional Justice Otherwise examines the modalities of resistance of people of non-normative genders and sexualities to armed conflict, political repression, and authoritarian regimes in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. For more information, see:

Vanesa Giraldo Gärtner is a medical anthropologist with a primary area specialization in Colombia, and a research focus on reproductive politics—particularly in relation to armed conflict, peace transitions, rural reforms, and intercultural health. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Department of Anthropology, an MPH from the National University of Colombia, and member of Red Salud-Paz.

Tatiana Sanchez Parra is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies Pensar at Javeriana University in Colombia. Working at the intersection of feminist socio-legal studies, anthropology of violence, and medical anthropology, Tatiana’s research explores gender-based, sexual, and reproductive violence in contexts of war and political transitions. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Essex, where she also obtained a Masters in Human Rights. Prior to this, Tatiana completed a Masters in Social Anthropology at the University of Los Andes, Colombia.

Chaired by Dr. Julieta Chaparro-Buitrago, ReproSoc (University of Cambridge).

Recommended readings

This event was inspired by the recent publication of the special issue Bureaucracy, Justice, and the State in a Post-Accord Colombia in the journal PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, which features two of the panelists.

This event is sponsored by ReproSoc (University of Cambridge) and Instituto Pensar (Universidad Javeriana)