Dr Laura Bunt-MacRury
- 01202 962408
- lbuntmacrury at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Senior Lecturer
- Weymouth House W420, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Bunt-MacRury was born and educated in the United States of America. She was awarded a BA (double major) in Anthropology and Political Science from the University of Houston, Texas. She was awarded a MA and PhD in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Her areas of expertise are Latin American Politics, Law and Gender (especially in Peru). She has taught courses on politics, anthropology, sociology, and law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at universities in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom and has been awarded prestigious nationally and internationally competitive research grants and fellowships, including a Wenner-Gren Research Grant and a Fulbright Global Scholar Lecturing Fellowship.
Dr Bunt-MacRury has researched, conducted fieldwork and written about Latin America for over a decade. Her current research and publication profile involve the extensive engagement of primary historical archival and ethnographic data from Peru with anthropological, historical, and postcolonial social theory vis-à-vis discourse on women and the law... More specifically, in her forthcoming book, 'Deliquious Amorosos: Plaintiff-made Law & Sexual Violence in Early Twentieth-Century Peruvians Courts', traces the history of racial sentiment as an index of power located in intellectual trajectories, the creation of penal codes and the legal practices central to state formation and consequential development of radical social inequalities throughout the twentieth-century.
Dovetailing on her previous work on Peruvian legal culture, Dr Bunt-MacRury’s current research surrounds the contemporary Odebrecht corruption scandal in Peru. She argues the incarceration of several high-ranking politicians marks the triumph of a juridical class over a political class for the first time in modern Peru, a taster of which has been published in The Conversion.more
- Justice in Peru: Race, Rape and the Law in 20th Century Peru (Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 15 Nov 2001). Awarded