Listening to the silences: towards a feminist analysis of violence in Latin America

Listening to the silences: towards a feminist analysis of violence in Latin America

Friday, 3 March 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Mo Hume (University of Glasgow)
Convenor: 
Diego Sánchez Ancochea and Leigh Payne
Series: 
Latin American Centre Seminars

Mo Hume is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on how multiple and overlapping forms of violence are perceived by those who live in post-conflict contexts. She has applied the insights from feminist theory and practice for understanding violent processes and women’s responses to these. This involves detailed research on violence against women, as well as a situated exploration of the wider gendered politics of violence. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in Central America, particularly El Salvador where she also spent several years as a development worker in a local women’s organisation.