Distinguished Lecture on Human Rights: 'Elusive Justice: Gender and Land Rights in Peace Building- The Case of Colombia'

When: April 08, 2021 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us for a discussion on gender and land rights in peacebuilding efforts in Colombia with Dr. Donny Meertens and Dr. Ruken Sengul. 

Donny Meertens is a social anthropologist. She is an associate researcher in the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Building at Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia and emeritus professor at Colombia's National University, where she co-founded the Gender Studies School. She has been rapporteur of the Historical Memory Report on violent land dispossession in Colombia's armed conflict (La Tierra en Disputa, 2010) and fellow 2013-2014 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. Her publications in English include "Bandits, Peasants, and Politics: The Case of 'La Violencia' in Colombia" (co-author, 2001); "Colombia: Gender and Land Restitution" in Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict (2018) and Elusive Justice. Women, Land Rights and Colombia's Transition to Peace (2019).

Ruken Sengul currently serves as distinguished research fellow through the Promise Institute for Human Rights and the Center for Near Eastern Studies. She is an anthropologist whose work focuses on gender and sexual formations of sovereignty, nationalism, kinship, violence, memory and displacement in the Kurdish borderlands of Turkey, Iraq and Syria. During her two-year fellowship at UCLA, she has introduced several innovative and interdisciplinary courses to upper level undergraduate offerings in the departments of anthropology and gendersStudies, including "Gender and Militarism," "Gender, Kinship, and the State," and "Violence and Memory in the Middle East." 

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Audience: All


Campus: Virtual


United States

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