Jo-Marie Burt

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Jo-Marie Burt

Jo-Marie Burt teaches politics and Latin American Studies at George Mason University, where she is acting co-director of the Center for Global Studies. She is also a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), where she has monitored the trial of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori for human rights violations and the 2011 presidential elections. She is author of Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru: Silencing Civil Society (Palgrave, 2007). Her research focuses on political violence and state power, human rights and transitional justice, and social movements in Latin America, with a special focus on Peru, and she is currently directing a research project on human rights prosecutions in Peru. Follow Jo-Marie on Twitter: @jomaburt.

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