Former Collaborating Researcher
Virginia Guzmán worked with UNRISD on the project Religion, Gender and Politics (2007-2009). As part of this project, she wrote a country research report on Chile , and contributed the chapter “Democracy in the Country but Not in the Home? Religion, Politics and Women’s Rights in Chile” (with Ute Seibert and Silke Staab) to a special issue of Third World Quarterly entitled The Unhappy Marriage of Religion and Politics: Problems and Pitfalls for Gender Equality (2010).
Guzmán was, at the time of her collaboration with UNRISD, the Assistant Director of the Centro de Estudios de la Mujer in Santiago, Chile. She holds academic degrees in Psychology and Social Sciences from the Universidad Catolica de Chile, the Sorbonne University, Paris, France, and from the Universidad Catolica Lima, Peru. Guzmán has worked as a consultant with UN-ECLAC’s Division for the Advancement of Women in Santiago, Chile.
Notable publications by Virginia Guzmán include:
Guzmán, Virginia. 2004. “Democratic Governance and Gender: Possible Linkages.” Report prepared for the UN-ECLAC/Division for the Advancement of Women/United Nations Development Account project Democratic Governance and Gender Equality in Latin America. Santiago, Chile. (In English and Spanish)
Guzmán, Virginia. 2001. “The Institutionality of Gender in the State: New Analystical Perspectives.” UN-ECLAC/Division for the Advancement of Women/United Nations Development Account. Santiago, Chile. (In English and Spanish)