School of Social and Political Science

Dr Tatiana Sanchez Parra

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Fellow

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Chrystal Macmillan Building

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15a George Square

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Tatiana Sanchez Parra is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellow in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Tatiana’s research is situated at the intersection of feminist studies, socio-legal studies, and Latin American studies. She works on issues related to feminist peacebuilding, reproductive justice, and reproductive violence in contexts of war and political transitions.

Her current project, 'Advancing Gender Justice, Tackling Reproductive Violence: Forced Parenthood in Contexts of War', focuses on the experiences of cisgender women and transgender men who are parenting children born of conflict-related sexual violence in Colombia. Through a collaborative, ethnographic, and arts-based approach, the project seeks to: (1) offer a comprehensive understanding of diverse experiences of these forms of parenthood; (2) advance knowledge regarding justice and redress for these cases; (3) facilitate knowledge exchange to render visible and address these experiences of parenthood.

Tatiana holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex, where she also obtained a Master's degree in Human Rights. Prior to her studies in the UK, Tatiana completed a Master's in Social Anthropology at the Universidad de Los Andes, where she also studied her undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology. Before starting her current position at the University of Edinburgh, Tatiana worked as an Assistant Professor at Instituto de Estudios Sociales y Culturales Pensar of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia) and as a consultant for the Global Survivors Fund (Switzerland).

Her work has been published in English and Spanish and has appeared in journals such as the Bulletin of Latin American Research, the International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, Crime, Media, Culture, and the International Journal of Transitional Justice. Her first book, 'Born of War in Colombia: Reproductive Violence and Memories of Absence', is under contract with Rutgers University Press.

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Sanchez Parra T, Weber S. Interdisciplinary perspectives on gendered violence and resistance in Latin America. Third World Quarterly. 2024;45(5):827-833. Epub 2024 Mar 4. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2024.2317968
Sanchez Parra T. The Colombian Truth Commission’s work on reproductive violence: Gendered victimhood and reproductive autonomy. Feminist Review. 2023 Dec 11;135(1):28-44. doi: 10.1177/01417789231205318
Sanchez Parra T, Samson C. Claiming spaces for justice: Art, resistance and finding one another in Bogotá. Third Text. 2023 Sept 7.
Sanchez Parra T. Contested identities: Gender, reproduction, and war in Colombia. In Theidon K, Mazurana D, Anumol D, editors, Challenging Conceptions: Children Born of Wartime Rape and Sexual Exploitation. Oxford University Press. 2023. p. 184-198 doi: 10.1093/oso/9780197648315.003.0010
Sanchez Parra T. Construcción de paz feminista. Comunes para desordenar y tejer. In Sañudo Pazos MF, editor, Tramas y conversaciones sobre lo común. Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. 2022. p. 173-209 doi: 10.11144/Javeriana.9789587817652
Sandoval Villalba C, Sanchez Parra T, Laguna Trujillo J, Olarte Fernández T. Study on the situation and opportunities of the right to reparation for victims and survivors of conflict-related sexual and reproductive violence in Colombia: Victims at the centre of reparation. 2022. 128 p.
Sanchez Parra T. What’s killing them: Violence beyond COVID-19 in Colombia. Crime, Media, Culture. 2021 Mar 1;17(1):11-16. Epub 2020 Jul 27. doi: 10.1177/1741659020946379
Sanchez Parra T. Una aproximación metodológica al silencio como sitio de sentido: Conversación sobre producción de conocimiento y principios éticos. In López Jiménez CA, editor, Investigar a la intemperie: Reflexiones sobre métodos desde las ciencias sociales en el oficio. Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. 2020. p. 93-111 doi: 10.11144/Javeriana.9789587815603
Sanchez Parra T, Fernandez-Paredes T. From reproductive labor to reproductive violence: Colombia’s special jurisdiction for peace and its window of opportunity. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 2020 Nov 24.
Sanchez Parra T. Maternidades forzadas: Realidades ocultas de violencia reproductiva en el conflicto armado colombiano. 2020.
Sanchez Parra T, Lo Iacono S. (Re)Productive discourses: Media coverage of children born of war in Colombia. Bulletin of latin american research. 2020 Jan 1;39(1):22-36. Epub 2019 Jun 14. doi: 10.1111/blar.12976
McClanahan B, Sanchez Parra T, Brisman A. Conflict, environment and transition: Colombia, ecology and tourism after demobilisation. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. 2019 Aug 19;8(3):74-88. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v8i3.1246
Parra TS. The hollow shell: Children born of war and the realities of the armed conflict in Colombia. International Journal of Transitional Justice. 2018 Mar 1;12(1):45-63. Epub 2017 Nov 21. doi: 10.1093/ijtj/ijx029