Adriana Perez-Rodriguez

Adriana Perez-Rodriguez is a second-year PhD student in Women and Gender Studies in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. She holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Reading and an MA in Gender Studies from the National University of Colombia. Her research seeks to examine how a network of actors (feminist organizations, state institutions and international funding agencies) delineates the Colombian-Venezuelan border as a site of reproductive justice and human rights. She is interested in studying how borders are also sexual boundary lines that define women as deserving recipients of humanitarian aid or as potential threats to the nation. Adriana co-founded and directed the Observatorio de Asuntos de Género de Norte de Santander, a social organisation dedicated to feminist research and knowledge production. She is also a columnist for the newspaper La Opinión.