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Woodrow Wilson Center Scholar
Area of expertise

Latin American Studies, with an emphasis on the Andean Region; critical theory applied to medicine, psychology and anthropology; gender studies; domestic, structural and political violence; human rights and international humanitarian law; truth commissions, transitional justice and reconciliation; the politics of post-war reparations; comparative peace processes; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs for ex-combatants; US counter-narcotics policy.

Policy Area

Gender and reparations; sexual violence and redress; drug policy; truth commissions


Memory Politics: Truth, Justice, Redress

Violence in the Andes: Coca, Conflict and Control

Psychological Anthropology

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


Recent Publications

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

Books in Preparation


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

Sex at the Security Council: A Greater Measure of Justice

Journal Articles Published


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

Journal Articles in Preparation or Under Review


“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, forthcoming.


“Hidden in Plain Sight: Children Born of Wartime Sexual Violence.” Special Issue, “ The Death of the Secret: Public and Private in Anthropology,” Current Anthropology.

Book Chapters Published or in Press


“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 and Eric Hershberg, eds. South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming.


“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., forthcoming.


“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., forthcoming.


“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.


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