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Sociology Research


Dr Julieta Chaparro Buitrago's work builds on interdisciplinary fields such as fertility studies, decolonial feminisms, reproductive justice, and Latin American studies. Her research probes long-standing colonial structures, whether through fertility control or exposure to contaminants, that shape indigenous and peasant women's reproductive lives. Dr Chaparro Buitrago received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation was titled The Promise of Empowerment: Reproductive Justice and the Cases of Forced Sterilizations in Peru. The research looks at the aftermath of the sterilization abuses that took place between 1995 and 2001 during the implementation of the Reproductive Health and Family Planning (RHFPP) Program, and analyzes the dissonances emerging from the efforts of visibility and justice by the victims, feminist activists, and the Peruvian state.

Key Publications - Book Chapters

Chaparro, Julieta, 2019. “Masters of their own Destiny: Women’s Rights and Forced Sterilizations in Peru” Thompson, Mary & Modhumita, Roy (eds). The Politics of Reproduction: Adoption, Abortion, and Surrogacy in the Age of Neoliberalism. Ohio University Press

Key Publications - Other

Chaparro, Julieta, 2020. “Esterilizaciones Forzadas en el Segundo Gobierno de Alberto Fujimori ,1995-2001” Comité para la Eliminación de la Discriminación Contra la Mujer (CEDAW).

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Lecturer in Sociology
Dr Julieta Chaparro Buitrago
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