Please join the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law, the Centre for Latin American and Carribean Studies, the Center for Media, Culture, and History, and NYU’s Department of Anthropology in welcoming esteemed medical anthropologist (Harvard), Kimberly Theidon, in a multi-disciplinary discussion on sexual violence and transitional justice in Peru.

RSVP and a valid ID required for admission to the event. Event will be followed by a Q & A, as well as a brief reception. To RSVP, please email Audrey Watne at

About our Speaker:

Kimberly Theidon is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. A medical anthropologist focused on Latin America, her research interests include domestic, structural and political violence; theories and forms of subjectivity; human rights and international humanitarian law; truth commissions, transitional justice and reconciliation; the politics of post-war reparations; comparative peace processes; the anthropology of development; and US counter-narcotics policy.

Dr. Theidon’s first book, Entre Prójimos: El conflicto armado interno y la política de la reconciliación en el Perú, draws upon extensive qualitative research on political violence, trauma, religious movements and transitional justice in post-war Peru and was awarded the 2006 Premio Iberoamericano Book Award Honorable Mention for outstanding book in the social sciences by the Latin American Studies Association. She is currently conducting research in Colombia and Ecuador on two interrelated themes: the causes and consequences of populations in displacement, refuge and return, with a particular interest in the role of humanitarian organizations in zones of armed conflict; and the paramilitary demobilization process in Colombia. Dr. Theidon is the executive director of Praxis: An Institute for Social Justice

The talk will be introduced and moderated by CHRGJ Faculty Director and NYU Professor of Anthropology, Sally Merry. For a full bio, see:


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