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Last Name
Universidad Diego Portales
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Latin American Recent History, Latin American Feminist History, History of Gender and Sexualities, Gender Violence, Memory Studies, Oral History
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I live and work in Santiago, Chile.

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About Me

Hillary Hiner is a feminist historian and has a Ph.D. in History, Mention Chilean History, from the University of Chile.  She has a B.A. in Latin American Studies, International Relations and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from NYU.  She is an Associate Professor in the History department at the Universidad Diego Portales (a private university in Santiago, Chile), where she has worked since 2007.  As a researcher and professor, she works on topics related to gender, sexualities, feminisms, violence, oral history and memory in the contexts of Chilean and Latin American Recent History. She is a Coordinator (central zone) of the Red de Historiadoras Feministas (Feminist Historians Network) and also belongs to the Red de Investigadoras (Women Researchers´ Network).  Currently she is one of the main researchers on the state-financed, Anillo project, “Political culture and Post-dictatorship: memories of the past, struggles of the present and challenges of the future” (2018-2021) and is an associate researcher on the project, “Women’s Solidarity Networks Take on COVID-19: the case of Valparaíso, Chile” (2020-2021), financed by the London School of Economics.  She is the author of the book Violencia de género, pobladoras y feminismo popular.  Casa Yela, Talca, 1964-2010 (Tiempo Robado, 2019), co-author of the book Históricas: movimientos feministas y de mujeres en Chile, 1850-2020 (LOM, 2021) and of many other articles and book chapters published in English and Spanish.  As an expert on gender, sexualities and feminism they have interviewed her in many media outlets, both in Chile and abroad.

Recent Publications

Galvez, Ana, Hillary Hiner, María Stella Toro, Ana López, Karelia Cerda, Karen Alfaro, Panchiba Barrientos, & Gina Inostroza, Históricas: movimientos feministas y de mujeres en Chile, 1850-2020. Santiago: LOM, 2021.

Hiner, Hillary, “A Feminist History of Violence against Women and the LGBTQIA+ Community in Chile, 1964-2018,” In The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. New York: Oxford University Press, DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.013.665

Hiner, Hillary & Lieta Vivaldi, “¡Aborto libre ya! Nuevas generaciones de feministas y las luchas por el aborto en Chile”, pp. 73-95. En: Glavic, Karen (comp.), Aborto Libre. Materiales para la lucha y la discusión en Chile.  Santiago: Pólvora, 2019.

Hiner, Hillary, “LGBTQ-IPV and the case for challenging maternalist family violence paradigms in Chile,” pp. 195-218. En: Ramm, Alejandra y Jasmine Gideon (eds.), Motherhood, Social Policies and Women´s Activism in Latin America. Cham: Suiza: Palgrave MacMillan, 2019.

Hiner, Hillary, Violencia de género, pobladoras y feminismo popular. Casa Yela, Talca (1964-2010), Santiago: Tiempo Robado, 2019.

Hiner, Hillary & Juan Carlos Garrido, “Antitrans State Terrorism.  Trans and Travesti Women, Human Rights, and Recent History in Chile.”  Transgender Studies Quarterly.  6 (2): 194-209.

Hiner, Hillary & Daniela Castro, “Women, Torture & Spectacle on Chilean Television”, Popular Communication, 16 (2): 106-118.

Hiner, Hillary, “Putting the archive in movement: testimonies, feminism and female torture survivors in Chile,” pp. 204-216. In: Srigley, Katrina, Stacey Zembrzycki, and Franca Iacovetta, Beyond Women´s Words. Feminisms and the Practice of Oral History in the Twenty-First Century.  New York: Routledge, 2018.

Hiner, Hillary & Juan Carlos Garrido.  ““Porque ser pobre y maricón es peor”: la violencia anti-queer en Chile, 2000-2012”, pp. 195-223. En: Vera, María Antonieta (ed.). Malestar social y desigualdades en Chile.  Santiago: Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 2017.

Hiner, Hillary.  “”Memory Speaks from Today”: analyzing oral histories of female members of the MIR in Chile through the work of Luisa Passerini”, Women´s History Review 25 (3): 382-407.

Hiner, Hillary.  “Fue bonita la solidaridad entre mujeres”: género, resistencia, y prisión política en Chile durante la dictadura”, Estudos Feministas, 23 (3):406, setembro-dezembro/2015, pp. 867-892.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Government, Human Rights, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women