Erin E. O’Connor is a historian of Latin America who specializes in the intersection of gender with social and political history since 1800. Her first monograph, Gender, Indian, Nation: The Contradictions of Making Ecuador, 1830-1925 (Arizona, 2007) explored the centrality of gender and multiple patriarchies to Indian-state relations. She has also written and edited pedagogical books, including the two-volume document collection on gender, race, and empire/nation titled Documenting Latin America co-edited with Leo J. Garofalo (Pearson, 2011), and Mothers Making Latin America: Gender, Households, and Politics since 1825 (Wiley Blackwell, 2014). She is a professor of history at Bridgewater State University, and her current research interrogates the multiple meanings of domesticity in Ecuadorian politics and labor from 1850-1950.
M. Gabriela Torres is a Guatemalan-born cultural anthropologist that specializes in the study of the violence– particularly gender-based violence– and state formation. She has published widely on femicide, marital rape, and sexual violence in the academy and is editor of two volumes Marital Rape: Consent, Marriage and Social Change in Global Perspective (Oxford, 2016) and Conceptualizing Sexual Violence in Marriage: Research and Policy (Routledge, 2020). She works as professor of anthropology at Wheaton College (MA) and regularly as a pro bono expert witness on gender-based violence and country conditions in Guatemala. Her current research looks at the development of policy and practice to mitigate sexual violence in the academy.
O'Connor, Erin E. and Torres, M. Gabriela
"Introduction: Women’s Movements and the Shape of Feminist Theory and Praxis in Latin America,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 20:
6, Article 1.
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