Dr Vivianna Rodriguez Carreon
PhD (Sydney) MSocWk s.str. (PUC Sao Paulo) BA (Lima)
Vivianna is a seasonal Lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. She is also a tutor at the School of Social and Political Science. Her research interests cover the dynamics of human agency and empowerment. The theories, approaches and policies she explores are human development, human security, the capability approach, transitional justice and consciousness. She was a visiting scholar at OPHI (Oxford Poverty and Human Development) at Oxford University (2011). She has also previously worked for Amnesty International (2005) and completed an internship program through Oxfam (2005). Vivianna is in the process of publishing her book about the agency of women’s empowerment in participation for decision-making, in the context of poverty and war.
Vivianna’s research focuses on women in triple disadvantage, and explores how war affects their perception and conceptualization of the everyday journey. She focuses on the literature by Amartya Sen, Mahbub Ul Haq, Jiddu Krishnamurti and Paulo Freire.
- Assistant Coordinator and Guest Lecturer: Postgraduate Unit of Study, Transitional Justice and Peace building intensive course. School of Social and Political Science. University of Sydney. Semester II 2014.
- Tutor: Senior Undergraduate Unit of Study, The Sociology of Terror. School of Social and Political Science. University of Sydney. Semester II 2014.
- Guest Lecturer: Postgraduate Unit of Study, Transitional Justice and Peace building intensive course. School of Social and Political Science. University of Sydney. Semester II 2009, 2013.
- Guest Lecturer: Postgraduate Unit of Study, Gender and the Development of Peace course. School of Social and Political Science. Topic: Writing about Gender. University of Sydney. Semester II, October, 2009
Book (in process for publication)
Rodriguez Carreon, Vivianna. Dynamics of Human Agency: Women’s War Journey.
Rodriguez Carreon, Vivianna., Lambourne, Wendy (forthcoming 2015). “A memory of sexual violence: gender-sensitive reparations and transformative justice in edited volume on Reparations for Gender-Based Violence by UNESCO: Forthcoming 2015
Rodriguez Carreon, Vivianna. Genero y Conflicto armado: El empoderamiento de las mujeres mediante asociaciones. (Translated: Gender and Armed conflict: Women’s empowerment through associations). e-journal RIMARISUM, Memory. 2 Ed. February 2010.
Rodriguez Carreon, Vivianna. Passage of Conflict: What encouraged me to research conflict and peace building? PeaceWrites, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney – Issue 1, p13 2008
2014. “Interconnecting the meaning of security and justice in war-torn societies". SURCLA Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies”. University of Sydney. Sydney.
2011. “Poverty and its forms of oppression: the lack of acknowledging agency and its disempowerment mechanism –The case of Peruvian quechuan rural women”. HDCA Human Development and Capability Approach Conference, The Hague.
2010. “Women’s agency through empowerment for participation in the aftermath of conflict: A case study in Peru”. IPRA International Peace Research Association, Sydney.
2009. “How do women who experience extreme violence during conflict become agents of peace after conflict”. Power, Poverty and Participation Conference. Human Development and Capability Approach HDCA, Lima.
2008.Rodriguez Carreon, Vivianna. “Women’s association as empowerment for political participation within a post conflict environment (case study: Rural Peru)”, Global Peace Forum, Tomorrow People Organization, Cairo.
2008. “Empowering Women for Political Participation in Post Conflict: Comparing Peru and East Timor”, Asia Pacific Week, Australian National University ANU, Canberra.
2008-2012. APA Australian Postgraduate Award: PhD award, University of Sydney, Australia.
2011. PRSS Postgraduate Research Support Scheme: Visiting Scholar at Oxford Poverty Human Development Initiative OPHI, University of Oxford, UK.
2004-2006: CNPQ National Centre of Scientific Research Award: Mphil award (Mestrado Strictu Sensu), Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, Brazil.