Carmen Valdivia

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Bio

Carmen is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese with a Designated Emphasis in Native American Studies. Her research explores the gendered construction of indigenous identity in contemporary Peruvian mainstream media, in light of the political armed conflict between 1980 and 2000. Inspired by feminist and decolonial analyses, she examines how intellectuals, artists, civil organizations and official narratives sought to represent indigeneity, and how organized Indigenous women engage, contest and attempt to decolonize such representations. Previously, Carmen has served as director for the Annual Davis Feminist Film Festival run by the WRRC.