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Tovar, Patricia

Professor

ptovar@jjay.cuny.edu

646.557.4890

9.63.14 NB


DOCTORATE:   Ph.D. Anthropology Department, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, CUNY – 1995. Thesis title: “Tales of Love and Death: The Lives of Portuguese Widows.”

MASTER'S DEGREE: The City College of New York, CUNY. M.A. in Applied Anthropology, 1987. Thesis Title. "A Study of Immigrant Families Reported for Child Abuse and Neglect in New York”

B.A: Anthropology. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. 1983


I have a Ph.D. in anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center (1995), a Masters degree in Applied Anthropology from CCNY, and a BA from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. I came to John Jay from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.Until 2006 I was the head of the Social Anthropology section of the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History, where I also conducted research on women and armed conflict, displaced populations, and on the inequalities in gender and science. For my dissertation I conducted a study of gender and family titled, “Tales of Love and death: The lives of Portuguese widows". I was also a MAGNET Postdoctoral Fellow at the Graduate Center, and the coordinator of the CUNY PIPELINE Program. I have received many grants and awards from prestigious institutions such as the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Ledig House Writers Residency. My research interests have focused on the study of widowhood, mobility, forced displacement, violence, sexual and reproductive health, and gender and science. I have published extensively on the consequences of armed conflict on women’s lives, the impact of new reproductive technologies for women, the construction of medical discourses and cosmetic alterations of the female body, and on why women lag far behind men in science and technology. My most recent books are: “The Widows of the Armed Conflict in Colombia” and “Family, Gender and Anthropology in Colombia.” My current research is about women explorers and travelers during the Age of Discovery. I spent last summer in Spain conducting research in the General Archives of Indies, sponsored by APSC-CUNY grant. I have conducted fieldwork in Colombia, Ecuador, Portugal, the United States, and my anthropological work has taken me to many places around the world.

I have traveled to the Arctic Circle and visited Saapmi peoples in Sweden,crossed the Amazon River in a canoe with Ticuna indigenous people, went to the High Andes in the Chimborazo region of Ecuador, and had participated in analysis of racism in Brazil. Last year I went to Turkey and visited a number of important archaeological sites.

My most recent publications include: “The Widows of the Armed Conflict in Colombia” and “Family, Gender and Anthropology in Colombia.” I have published extensively on the consequences of armed conflict on women’s lives, the impact of new reproductive technologies for women, the construction of medical discourses and cosmetic alterations of the female body, and on why women lag far behind men in science and technology. My current research is about women explorers and travelers during the Age of Discovery.


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