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Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres y la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado Interno’. In Violencia Contra la Mujer durante el Conflicto Armado Interno. Warmikuna Yuyariniku. Lecciones Para No Repetir La Historia, edited by Ricardo Portocarrero, 11–29. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, 2005.

 

Reviews  

Review of the Rural State: Making Comunidades, Campesinos, and Conflict in Peru’s Central Sierra by Javier Puente. Hispanic American Historical Review, 2023, 173–76.

https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-10942961

Review of Reflexiones Sobre el Perú: Más allá del Bicentenario by Mariela Noles Cotito (Ed.). Journal of Latin American Studies 55, No. 2, 2023, 356–57.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022216X23000500

Review of Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America by Tanya Harmer. Trama Critica, 2022.

https://tramacritica.pe/author/mercedes_crisostomo/ 

 

Working papers  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Patricia Ames. ‘Formas de Prevención y Atención de la Violencia Contra los Niños y Niñas en Zonas Rurales: Revisión Comparada y Estudio de Caso en Huancavelica, Perú’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2019. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/1153

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Violencia Contra las Mujeres Rurales. Una Etnografía del Estado Peruano’. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016. https://repositorio.pucp.edu.pe/index/handle/123456789/69766

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Mujeres y fuerzas armadas en un contexto de violencia política: los casos de Manta y Vilca en Huancavelica. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002. http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/15

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, Patricia Ames, Ursula Aldana, and Sarita Oré. ‘La Violencia Infantil En El Entorno Doméstico: Puntos de Partida Para Una Propuesta de Intervención En Huancavelica’. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2015.

http://repositorio.iep.org.pe/handle/IEP/964

Nuo (Richard) Chen is a Research Assistant whose research interests are multilingualism, language learning (especially technology-mediated language learning), and Internet discourse.

Nuo obtained a BA in English Studies from the University of Macau in 2022 and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in 2023. His Master’s dissertation focused on the effect of early-year exposure in the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones through the lens of heritage language speakers.

He has been involved in projects investigating the validity of research quality appraisal tools. Nuo is also committed to making academic ideas more accessible with multimedia format and has played a pivotal role in several educational video production projects.

Claire is passionate about breaking down the historical and spatial boundaries between higher education institutions and the communities excluded from these establishments.  She is a Talloires Network Next Generation Leader and hopes to orientate her research and practice towards the construction of a more just education system in South Africa.

Claire holds a MSt in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and MPhil in Economics. She previously worked at the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, responsible facilitating an engaged research group and a community engagement short course for high schools. Her research interests include community/public engagement, African higher education, feminist and engaged research methods, and community histories.

Claire is eager to hear from anyone thinking about pursuing doctoral study in education, and especially from those with similar research interests.

Supervisors

Dr David Mills and Dr Aliya Khalid

Warda Arif is a doctoral student at the Department of Education. Her research aims to operationalise Critical Realist conceptions and methods to study Cultures of Higher Education in select Indian universities.

She completed her Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London’s – Institute of Education (UCL-IOE) as a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry form Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Over her brief career, Warda has worked in the social development and impact sector in South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia, in teaching, research and advisory roles.

Supervisors

Dr Steven Puttick and Dr Aliya Khalid

Dr Gardiana Bandeira-Melo is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, on the project ‘International Student Mobility and World Development’, leading research on countries at the South of the Sahara.

She underwent training in Critical Development Studies and Political Economy of the Global South at Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD) and the Sorbonne University (BSc and MSc).

Her career straddles, the worlds of academia and government, over three continents (Africa, Europe/Asia and the Americas) in the areas of development, politics and ethics.

Dr Bandeira-Melo’s research delves into the nexus of indigenous African knowledge, decoloniality and climate justice. It employs mixed research designs and interdisciplinary frameworks, namely Critical Race Theory and Theories of Change, where these relate to responses to colonial legacies and socioeconomic and environmental transformations.

She seeks to understand, through the lived experiences and perspectives of people from Africa and the Diaspora, how traditional African science and culture are employed to overcome mechanisms of oppression, inequalities and climate disruption. Her work aims to offer counter-narratives to representations of African backwardness and helplessness, amplifying the voices of African and Afro-descendants and highlighting their contributions to the global community.

Having a background in political science, international relations and history, Alina obtained an MA in Developmental Psychology. Alina is a DPhil student and intends to research prosocial behaviour.

Supervisors

Liam Gearon and Maia Chankseliani

Anil Kanjee is a Research Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology whose work focuses on addressing the challenge of equity and quality in education. He is the head of the Assessment and Learning Research Programme within the Faulty of Humanities, and coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Primary Education. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, and at the Centre for International Teacher Education (Cape Peninsula University of Technology).

Currently he is supporting the Education Department and Teacher Unions to implement the national Assessment for Learning Pedagogical Strategy in South African schools. Previously, he was an Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council, where he headed the Centre for Education Quality Improvement. He has served as a technical advisor to education ministries in Africa and Asia, UNICEF, UNESCO, the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as to the Department of Basic Education, JET Education Services, UMALUSI and the National Educational Collaborative Trust

His areas of research focuses on:

  • Enhancing the use of classroom and large-scale assessments to improve learning for ALL.
  • Learner rights, learner voice and learning across schools in different poverty quintiles.
  • Developing models of teacher professional development to address equity gaps in schools.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of education systems, programmes and projects.
  • Application of Item response theory for enhancing the reporting of assessment results.

Mercedes Crisóstomo is an interdisciplinary social science researcher with expertise in anthropological and historical methods, along with extensive teaching experience.

She completed her PhD at the Institute of the Americas at University College London. Before joining Oxford, she taught at King’s College London and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and worked as a researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international academic and research institutions. Mercedes’ primary research is dedicated to understanding and explaining the challenges women face within societies shaped by racism, colonialism, exclusion, violence, and conflict. Specifically, her research focuses on women who have been erased from historical narratives, sources, and archives. By employing interdisciplinary approaches and methods, she has contributed to making women visible as historical and political actors and to rewriting established historical and political narratives.

 

Publications  

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Las Mujeres En Los Movimientos Campesinos. La Experiencia de La Confederación Campesina Del Perú: 1947-1987’. Interdisciplinary Studies of Latin America 33, no. 1 (2022): 138–62. https://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1757.

Crisóstomo Meza, Mercedes. ‘El Estado es el Otro: La Atención de La Violencia Contra las Mujeres en las Zonas Rurales del Perú’. Politai 12, no. 22 (2021): 1–29.

https://doi.org/10.18800/politai.202101.003

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Memories between Eras: ANFASEP’s Leaders before and after Peru’s Internal Armed Conflict’. Latin American Perspectives 46, no. 5 (2019): 128–42.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19856901

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘ANFASEP En Perspectiva Comparada. Género y Justicia Transicional En América Latina’. Revista Memoria, no. 24 (2017): 1–20.

https://idehpucp.pucp.edu.pe/revista_memoria/dossier-6

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Mújica. ‘Women’s Rights in Peru: Insights from Two Organizations’. Global Networks (Oxford) 9, no. 4 (2009): 485–506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2009.00265.x

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. ‘Doing Vernacularization: The Encounter between Global and Local Ideas about Women’s Rights in Peru’. In Feminist Strategies in International Governance, edited by Calgar Gülay, Elisabeth Prugl, Susanne Zwingel, Sally Engle Marry, and Peggy Levitt, 127–42. London: Routledge Ltd, 2013.

 

Monographs 

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Género y Conflicto Armado Interno En El Perú. Testimonio y Memoria. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, ed. Urin Parcco y Hanan Parcco. Memorias sobre el Tiempo de la Hacienda y la Reforma Agraria: Testimonios de sus Protagonistas. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2017.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Legítimos y Radicales. Una Aproximación al Estudio del Frente de Defensa del Pueblo de Ayacucho. Lima: Escuela de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas, 2012.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes, and Rosa Alayza. Sociedad Civil y Proceso de Reconciliación. Diferentes Miradas. Lima: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 2007.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. Memorias de Mujer en el Conflicto Armado Interno. Lima: Consejería en Proyectos, 2004.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters  

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Mujeres Campesinas Indígenas en la República’. In Nación y República en el Pensamiento Social Peruano, Hitos y Voces en el Bicentenario, edited by Narda Henríquez and Gisela Canepa, 361–98. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Experiencias de Independencia y Alteridad en la Reforma Agraria de Juan Velasco Alvarado’. In Nuevas Miradas sobre la Reforma Agraria Peruana, edited by Alejandro Diez and María Luisa Burneo. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2022.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘La Micropolítica de la Reforma Agraria en Huancavelica: Narrativas y Memorias Campesinas sobre el Patrón, el Estado y Velasco’. In Perú El Problema Agrario En Debate. SEPIA XVIII, 145–82. SEPIA, 2020.

Crisóstomo, Mercedes. ‘Cuestionando Estereotipos: Las Presidentas de ANFASEP y sus Espacios Plurales de Acción Antes Del Conflicto Armado en el Perú’. In Género y Conflicto Armado Interno en el Perú. Testimonio y Memoria, edited by Mercedes Crisostomo, 109–52. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2018