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March 1, 2010

Dr. Kimberly Theidon (Harvard) was awarded a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (1998), a Post-Phd Research Grant (2004), and a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006) to support her research projects on trauma, sexual violence, memory, and transitional justice and reconciliation in Peru.

The 2010 Oscar contender for Best Foreign Film, The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada), directed by Claudia Llosa, is inspired by the ethnographic research and testimonials contained in Dr. Theidon's first book documenting women and their experience of sexual violence in the Andean highlands in the 1980s. The book, Entre Prójimos: El conflicto armado interno y la política de la reconciliación en el Perú (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2004) draws upon extensive qualitative research on political violence, trauma, religious movements and transitional justice in post-war Peru. Entre Prójimos was awarded the 2006 Premio Iberoamericano Book Award Honorable Mention for outstanding book in the social sciences by the Latin American Studies Association.

Dr. Kimberly Theidon is a medical anthr