This lecture was featured as part of the series Mass Violence & Human Rights: The Global Politics of Truth and Justice. Professor Dr. Pascha Bueno-Hansen of University of Delaware spoke about her recent book, “Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru: Decolonizing Transitional Justice”, which offers a feminist critique of the practices of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) and its interactions with feminist and human rights groups in the country. Dr. Angelica Bernal, Political Science professor at UMass Amherst, responds to Dr. Bueno-Hansen’s work.
Dr. Pascha Bueno-Hansen earned her doctorate from University of California Santa Cruz and is now an assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware. Additionally, she is affiliated with the Political Science, International Relations and Latin American Studies programs at the university. She has published works pertaining to women of color, feminism, sexuality, transitional justice and other social movements.
Dr. Bueno-Hansen concludes that in order for transitional justice to be performed, the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Committee must recognize the colonial leanings inherent in the justice system.
This talk was given on February 5th, 2016 in the Cape Cod Lounge of the UMass Amherst Student Union.
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