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This research area investigates gender, sexuality and corporeality in a variety of Latin American contexts including public spaces, the home, formal and informal workplaces, media and consumption practices, as well as diverse forms of sociopolitical mobilization for or against sexual and reproductive rights.

Projects in this area focus on gender, class and consumption practices; the body and physical appearance in unequal urban contexts; dreams and practices of physical modification; and the circulation of the concept of gender in different arenas of society.

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Latin American Studies
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Thais Machado Borges

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Thaïs Machado-Borges

Lena Henriette Gemzöe


Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies
Lena H Gemzöe. Foto: Ingmarie Andersson / Stockholms universitet.

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Research in the subject takes place at the Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies, in the Department of Romance Studies and Classics

Department of Romance Studies and Classics