International speaker Martha Lucia Gutiérrez: “Guatemalan and Colombian Peasant Women ́s Access to Justice”

The Poverty and Inequality Transdisciplinary Working Group, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, and the CCPA Latin American Partnership Fund recently presented international guest speaker Martha Lucia Gutiérrez at the University Downtown Center.

Gutiérrez spoke with graduate students in public administration and social work, in addition to conducting a workshop about her research for doctoral students.

PAFF 520
Professor Aleksey Tikhomirov’s PAFF 520 21st Century Governance class, where Gutiérrez spoke to MPA students and shared a video based on her research on Guatemalan indigenous and peasant women’s fights to access to justice.

Gutiérrez, associate professor in the faculty of political science and international relations at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, also serves as Director of the Javeriana ́s Observatory on Youth. Her fields of research are social policies, specifically policies around youth, women, family, access to justice of women victims of conflict, and health.

The professor has been awarded several grants to undertake participatory formulation and evaluation of policies on youth, family and women, as well as to develop policy recommendations around youth ́s substance abuse, health policies and civic engagement in health policies. She has edited, authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters, and has vast experience teaching qualitative research.

Gutiérrez received a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in rural development and a formal training in international health by the Pan American Health Organization.

This visit is part of a Memorandum of Understanding between Binghamton University and Javeriana University that has supported faculty exchanges for more than three years.

MSW classes
Professors Lisa Blitz and Youjung Lee’s classes, where Gutiérrez spoke to MSW students and shared a video about her research.

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