UCL Institute of the Americas


Addressing Contemporary Politics and Gender in the Andes

28 February 2020, 2:30 pm–7:45 pm


This event is a workshop designed to facilitate new and important conversations around politics and gender in the Andes. We invite all those interested to attend virtual presentations and a round table on these topics.

This event is free.

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UCL Institute of the Americas


UCL - Institute of Advanced Studies Forum
Wilkins Building, South Wing
Gower Street
United Kingdom

In the context of ongoing crises in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and most recently Bolivia, as well as the rise of right-wing and populist movements across the region, ANDINXS is a timely workshop addressing the increasingly contested relationship between politics and gender in the Andes. Women’s, feminist, and LGBTQ+ movements have been central in recent uprisings, but their role has often gone unnoticed. Beyond recent movements, in looking at intersections of politics and gender in the Andes we hope to disrupt narratives about contemporary Andean politics

The workshop will consist of four consecutive sessions:



  • Lucia Stavig: 'Mosoq Pakari Sumac Kawsay (A New Dawn for Good Living): Women healing and defending body, community and culture in the Andes'
  • Lucila Rozas Urrunaga and Paolo Sosa-Villagarcia: 'From the streets to the state (and vice-versa): Strategies in the Struggles for SOGI Policies in Peru'
  • Daniela Osorio Michel: 'Decolonizing decoloniality: A feminist reassessment of the Coloniality of Power in the Aymaran Cosmology'
16:00 Summary roundtable
17:30Proceed to the IAS Common Ground for the keynote session
18:00Keynote - Dr Jelke Boesten (King's College London)
19:00Wine reception

This event is generously funded by Octagon - IAS Small Grants

IAS Octagon Small Grants

About the Speaker

Dr Jelke Boesten is Reader in Gender and Development at the Department of International Development (DID), King’s College London. Her latest book, Sexual Violence During War and Peace. Gender, Power and Post-conflict Justice in Peru received the Flora Tristan Best Book Award of the Latin America Studies Association-Peru section and was published Spanish translation with the Bibliotéca Nacional del Perú in 2016. In 2010 she published Intersecting Inequalities. Women and Social Policy in Peru, with Penn State University Press, published in Spanish with the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos in 2018. She is currently interested in transformative gender justice, feminism, memory and the arts, as well as veterans’ experiences of violence. A new forthcoming co-edited book is called Gender and Memorial Arts: from Symbolic Reparations to Protest Movement.

Jelke Boesten