Dee Mauricio

Entendiendo Nuestros Pasados, Sexos y Generos: Testimonios y historias orales of Guatemalan Survivors during the Civil War and Genocide

In Entendiendo Nuestros Pasados, Sexos y Generos: Testimonios y historias of Guatemalan Survivors during the Civil War and Genocide, I intend to explore how people make sense of their sexual and gendered experiences before, during and after the Civil War and Genocide in Guatemala. I specifically wish to look at how survivors deal with and understand trauma and the type of legacies it may or may not leave. One particular lens I hope to explore is that of gender, more specifically how native communities understand gender, and how then might violence and war be understood differently according to one’s socially prescribed gender. Lastly I wish to explore the type of effects the Civil War and genocide has had on today’s generations understanding of their gendered and sexual selves.