Research Fellows

Annelou Ypeij is a feminist anthropologist and Peru is her regional expertise. She has an extensive fieldwork experience, both in Peru and the Netherlands where she worked earlier in her career. Her research themes are social inequalities at the crossroads of gender, poverty/social mobility and ethnicity. She currently works on constructions of motherhood in the context of the Peruvian family planning program (1996-2000) and the forced sterilizations that were the result of it. Also, she studies tourism development in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region known as the Sacred Valley, for which she studies local initiatives and communities. When the pandemic permits it, she intends to travel to Pisac to continue with her fieldwork on the rise of spiritual tourism.

She was a Cedla staff member between 2003-2020. Since her retirement of August 1, 2020, she is a Cedla fellow. She is an active member of the AAA (American Anthropological Association) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology.

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