Dr Julieta Chaparro Buitrago is a member of the Reproductive Sociology Research Group, or ReproSoc, at the University of Cambridge. Her research encompasses fertility studies, decolonial feminisms, reproductive justice, and Latin American studies.
In this conversation, Dr Chaparro Buitrago discusses her research into questions of extractivism (especially in Cajamarca, Peru), water politics, and their fundamental relation to understandings of reproduction. This recent research responds to and extends a call for a multi-species reproductive justice - based on the notion of the interdependence of human, animal and land reproduction.
We also discuss the population control measures and the ‘gender-washing politics’ of President Alberto Fujimori’s administration in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Dr Chaparro-Buitrago’s published work: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kDUhAVQAAAAJ&hl=en
ReproSoc Cambridge: https://www.reprosoc.sociology.cam.ac.uk/