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Alejandra Azuero-Quijano

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology


  2. Phone: (610) 328-8110
  3. Kohlberg 242
  4. Office Hours:

    By appointment
    Mondays, 12:30- 1:30pm, in person
    Thursdays, 12:30- 1:30pm, via Zoom

Alejandra Azuero-Quijano


Ph.D. , Cultural Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2021
S.J.D., Harvard Law School, 2017
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2010
LL.B. with Honors, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), 2007

Selected Publications and Activities

“Making the ‘World Spectacle Trial’: Design as Forensic Practice at the Nuremberg Trials,” Grey Room, 82: 64-85. 2021

“Ambigüedad, Ficción e Ironía en el Museo Forense” [“Ambiguity, Fiction and Irony at the Forensic Museum.”] In La Violencia y sus Sombras en Colombia y México (M. Uribe and R. Parrini, eds.). Bogotá: Universidad del Rosario, 2021

“Counterforensic Power and the National Strike,” El Espectador, 2021

“Inventories, Insurgent Wealth, and Settling Accounts in Post-Agreement Colombia,” Political and Legal Anthropology Review: Emergent Conversations, 2020

New American Writing 35 (Poems), 2015

“The Gaza Tunnel Paradox,” Aljazeera America, 2014

New American Writing 32 (Poems), 2014

“Science and International Thematic Prosecution of Sex Crimes: A Tale of Re-essentialization.” In Thematic prosecution of International Sex Crimes (M. Bergsmo, ed.). Oslo: Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law, 2012

(with Jocelyn Kelly) “A Tale of Two Conflicts: An Unexpected Reading of Sexual Violence in Conflict Through the Cases of Colombia and DRC.” In Proving International Sex Crimes (M. Bergsmo, A. Butenschon Skre and E. Wood, eds.). Oslo: Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law, 2012

Reconocimiento Jurídico de las Parejas del mismo Sexo en Colombia” [“Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Couples Rights in Colombia”]. In Activismo Social y Derechos de los LGTB en Colombia. Bogotá: ILSA, 2009

Teaching and Research Interests

Anthropology of law; legal knowledge; forensic knowledge; theories of justice; liberalism; anthropology of finance; political economy; criminal liability; human rights; humanitarianism; digital ethnography; feminisms/feminist theory; queer theory; anthropology of Latin America; Colombia.

Courses Teaching