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University College London
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Gender and History and Gender and Politics
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About Me

I am an interdisciplinary social science researcher with particular expertise in anthropological and historical methods. Most of my research so far has been devoted to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Using anthropological and historical methods, my research has contributed to explain how political and social structures have shaped the economic, social, political, and daily life conditions of indigenous, poor, and neglected women.

Recent Publications


Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2009): 128–42.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506.



Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres en los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de la Confederación Campesina del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La atención de la violencia contra las mujeres en las zonas rurales del perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021).

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP en Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional en América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Rebellion & Revolution, Rural & Agrarian History, Sexual Violence, Women