Shakira Bedoya Sánchez

Dr. Shakira Bedoy Sánchez

Research Project C3

Visiting Fellow

Address
Boltzmannstraße 4
Room 205/6
14195 Berlin

Professional Career:

Shakira Bedoya Sánchez studied law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, at the University of Helsinki and at the University of Freiburg.

She has also been a fellow at the United Nations Office at Geneva, and a lecturer at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights in Helsinki. In Germany, she was a doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. In 2012 and 2013, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge. In addition, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the program Rechtskulturen affiliated to the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and the Law Faculty of Humboldt University of Berlin.

She has participated in the work of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and worked as a legal clerk at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C, and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

She is a visiting scientist at the Project C3 "Police-Building and Transnational Security Fields in Latin America”. In her current project she aims to study the production of knowledge of forensic expertise surrounding exhumation initiatives and how this knowledge and its epistemological preconditions relate to legal issues of justice.

Memberships:

  • Member of the European Society of International Law

  • European Association of Social Anthropology

  • International Network of Genocide Studies

Scholarships:

  • June-September 2014: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Oxford University, Travel Stipend

  • October 2013-July 2014: Rechtskulturen/Wissenchaftkolleg zu Berlin, Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • October 2011: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Visiting Fellow Stipend

  • January-April 2011: Max Planck Gesellschaft Travel Stipend for research at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge

  • April 2008- 2011: Max Planck Gesellschaft Doctoral Stipend

  • June 2007: Ella & Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation Fellowship

  • May 2007: University of Helsinki, Staff Mobility Scholarship, for research at the Human Rights and Documentation Center at the University of Namibia

  • September 2006-February 2007: CIMO (Centre for International Mobility) Fellowship

  • 3-21 July 2006: United Nations Office Fellowship (Geneva, Switzerland); Attendance Scholarship for the 42nd Session on International Law Seminar

 


  • April-June 2014: Course “Negotiating Law: Dynamics of Selection and Translation”, during the summer semester 2014, Humboldt University of Berlin, Law Faculty (Germany)

  • April -July 2013: Course “Anthropology and Critique” during the summer semester 2013, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Germany)

  • March 2007-April 2007 : Lecturer on the course “Seminar on International Case Law”, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland)

Research interests

  • Postcolonial Theory

  • Political Development in Latin America

  • Legal Theory

  • International law

  • Forensic Anthropology

  • Forensic evidence

  • Transitional justice

Lectures

  • 1-3 August 2014

Presentation “The production and role of forensic evidence in transitional scenarios: a preliminary assessment”

European Association of Social Anthropology, (Estonia)

  • 6 June 2014

Presentation “The Forensics of war crimes: Practical Reflections”

Oxford University, Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, (United Kingdom)

  •  9 December 2013

Discussant on the topic “Existing Before the Law”

Wissenschaftkolleg zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

  • 20 - 21 November 2013

Discussant on the topic “El pluriverso Normativo y la idea de orden”

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (Germany)

  • 7-8 November, 2013

Presentation "The Production of Forensic Evidence in Transitional Justice"

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Germany)

  •  July 16, 2013

Anthropological Workshop, presenting "Producing evidence in post-conflict settings"

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Germany)

  • January 8, 2013

Discussant on the theme “The Everyday on Violence” and lecturer in the anthropological workshop “Getting Close to the ‘Barrio’: A History of Transitional Violence in Colombia

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Germany)

  • October 2011

Lecturer on the theme “Retaliation in a Globalizing World: Assessing the Normative Dimensions of Necropolitics” at the Conference on Retaliation

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology & Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and the Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany)

  • April 2011

Visiting Scholar Lecture “The Politics of Order. A Reading on Orderability and Chaos”

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

  • February 2011

Lecturer on the theme “The Anthropology of International Law”

Lecturer on IMPRS Winter School “Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment”

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Germany)

  • November 2010

Lecturer on the theme “For the Sake of Kitsch-ean Order: Reflections on an International Criminal Justice fable”

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and the Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg in Breisgau (Germany)

  • February 2010

Lecturing on the theme “The Normativity of Violence”

IMPRS-Winter School “Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment”, Alsace (France)

  • July 2009

Lecturing on the theme “Punishment in International Law”

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and the Hoftra Criminal Law Summer Program, Freiburg i. Br. (Germany)

  • May 2009

Lecturing on the theme “Estadupan Terrorism’un - State Terrorism in Peru: A General Overview over the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Trial of Former President Fujimori”

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i. Br. (Germany)

  • March 2008

Lectured and trained local justice organizations and NGOs in the “Introduction to International Criminal Law” program

Ministry of Justice, Apurimac’s Regional Government, Apurimac’s Ombudsman’s Office, The NGO Centre for Human Development, Apurimac (Peru)   

  • January 2004 – February 2004

Lecturer, Trainer

The NGO Centre for Human Development, Apurimac (Peru)