Dr. Camilla Reuterswärd
Project: The Grassroots Right and Anti-Gender Mobilization in Latin America
BIRT, Freie Universität Berlin
IRC Junior Fellow (Oct 2019-Oct 2020)
Room OG 332
Dr. Reuterswärd received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2019. She also holds a Master's Degree from the same university. Prior to UW-Madison, she studied at Uppsala University where she obtained a B.A. in Government with emphasis on Development Studies. She also spent one year at the European University Institute as a visiting researcher. As part of her doctoral studies, Dr. Reuterswärd carried out extensive fieldwork in Latin America, for example in Uruguay and in several Mexican states.
Her research interests center on party politics, religious institutions, and social movements with emphasis on gender politics and policy. Specifically, she is interested in how political parties, dominant religious institutions, and feminist movements interact to shape the politics of gender policy. She is particularly interested in the politics of moral gender policies that challenge religious doctrine, such as abortion and same-sex marriage, and legislation concerning transgender issues. She is also interested in the politics of gender and sexuality-based violence and its various forms, focusing specifically on how it impacts on global health and social mobilization. Empirically, her work focuses primarily on Latin America, but she is also interested in Catholic Europe.
At SCRIPTS, she is working on a project on anti-gender mobilization in Latin America. Currently, she is also developing a working paper on body politics and the Catholic Church.
Reuterswärd, Camilla, Pär Zetterberg, Suruchi Thapar-Björkert and Maxine Molyneux. 2011. “Abortion Law Reforms in Colombia and Nicaragua: Issue Networks and Opportunity Contexts.” Development and Change, 42(3): 805-831.
“¡Malas Madres, Malas Mujeres, Malas Todas! The Incarceration of Women for Abortion-Related Crimes in Mexico.” In Gender, Global Health and Violence: Feminist Perspectives on Peace and Disease, eds. Catia Confortini and Tiina Vaittinen. Rowman & Littlefield 2020, pages 139-158.