Landscapes of Harm: War, Toxicity and Reproduction in Colombia


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships




This project explores the gendered harms and responses at the nexus of war and environmental destruction, centering reproductive health and care work as focal points to analyze women's embodied experiences. “Landscapes of Harm” focuses on two war-torn, polluted villages in the Colombian Caribbean to examine the connections between disease, decaying landscapes, and legacies of armed violence. Building on a five-year collaboration with grassroots women’s organizations, this study brings together separate epistemological and methodological traditions to develop a gendered theory of harm that elucidates how subaltern individuals experience, understand, and contest overlapping sources of illness, violence, and inequality.