LAC MPhil Student Presents at SLAS 2014 in London

Angelica presented part of her MPhil fieldwork at the Society for Latin America Studies’ (SLAS) 50th Anniversary Conference in London in April.  Her paper, “A Stagnant Spring? Sexual Violence and Judicial Independence in the Ríos Montt Trial,” analyses the meanings and implications of this historic case.  The first part looks at the impact of the use of egregious sexual violence during Guatemala’s armed conflict to prove the genocide claim during this trial and the reverberations this had on gender roles of indigenous women in the country.  The second part explores questions of judicial independence during this controversial trial and the influence it is having on neighbouring regions.  Angelica was awarded the SLAS Postgraduate Bursary to present her paper.