Andrea Roman-Alfaro

Welcome to my website!

I am a sociology doctoral researcher from Peru at the University of Toronto and a Vanier CGS scholar.

I hold a M.A. in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a B.A. in Sociology and Government from Skidmore College. I am a United World Colleges alumna and a Davis United World College undergraduate scholarship recipient.

I have done research on privatization of education, education policies and programs, citizenship education, and gender inequality in academia in Peru. I have also been the executive coordinator of Grupo Sofia, a network of social sciences women professionals who to promote gender equality in the social sciences in Peru supported by the International Development Research Centre of Canada.

My research interests are in violence, crime, urban studies and gender. My dissertation looks at the dynamics of violence in marginalized urban neighborhoods with the goal of understanding how different types of violence are connected and what are the effects of violence in women’s lives. I am currently doing research on the factors associated to women’s incarceration in Peru and the relation between prisons and schools in the U.S.

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