Professor Mo Hume
- Professor of Latin American Politics (Politics)
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Mo joined the Department of Politics in September 2005. Her research focuses on how multiple and overlapping forms of violence are perceived by those who live in (post) conflict contexts. She has applied the insights from feminist theory and practice for understanding violent processes and women’s responses to these. This involves detailed research on violence against women, as well as a situated exploration of the wider gendered politics of violence. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in Central America, particularly El Salvador where she also spent several years as a development worker in a local women’s organisation. From 2007-2016, she worked closely with an Oxfam sponsored campaign to prevent gender violence, Entre Vos y Yo: una vida diferente, in Central America.
More recent research, funded through the ESRC-Newton Caldas project Colombia River Stories: improving socio-enviromental understandings for building sustainable peace, focuses on struggles for socio-enviromental rights along the Atrato River in Colombia. This project brings together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers to explore the effects of mechanised gold mining and its intersections with conflict
She has published about these topics in journals such as Latin American Perspectives; Womens Studies International Forum and Democratization. Her monograph, The Politics of Violence: Gender, Conflict and Community in El Salvador, was published by Wiley Blackwell in 2009.
- Gender and violence in transitional societies
- Post-war conflict and violence
- Gender based violence
- Socio-enviromental conflicts
July 2021 - November 2021 Agile crisis management at the community level: meeting the challenges of protracted humanitarian crisis in Chocó, Colombia Scottish Funding Council, GCRF, £45,052. Principal Investigator (with SCIAF and the Diocese of Quibdó)
May 2020 - August 2020:Responding to COVID-19 in Chocó, Colombia Scottish Funding Council, GCRF, £152,332. Principal Investigator (with SCIAF and the Diocese of Quibdó)
January 2020 - December 2021:Using art to 'tell' Colombia River Stories: improving socio-environmental understandings for building sustainable peace ESRC IAA, £13600, Principal Investigator (working with Glasgow based artist Jan Nimmo)
August 2018 – August 2020: Colombia River Stories: improving socio-environmental understandings for building sustainable peace, ESRC - Newton Caldas, £320,843. Principal Investigator
November 2017 – April 2018: Multidisciplinary investigation of the socio-environmental impacts of non-regulated gold mining (NRGM) on communities in Chocó, Colombia Scottish Funding Council, GCRF, £49,603.04. Principal Investigator (with Neil Burnside)
October- December 2016: Challenges to Peace in Colombia - Collaborative resolution of conflicts between natural resource exploitation and water resources in rural South America: the case of Colombia ESRC-GCRF-IAA 5,978.80. Principal Investigator
2015-16: Preventing Gender Violence lessons from Central America, ESRC IAA £6895. Principal Investigator
2014-15: What women actually do: gender and security in contexts of chronic violence, Carnegie Trust, £1900. Principal Investigator
2011: A qualitative assessment of the Campaign to Prevent Gender Violence Oxfam America, US$10k. Principal Investigator
Mo welcomes applications from prospective students in the following areas:
- Latin American politics (especially Central America).
- Gender violence
- Politics of crime and/or violence
Her current PHd students include
Maria Saavedra Corrada
- Gracher, Hannah
Documenting corporate human rights accountability from below in Colombia
- Maxwell, Alex
Post-conflict recovery in Gulu and Lukodi (North Uganda Acholiland)
Her former PhD students include:
Allan Gillies (LKAS Scholar) Exploring the Transit Chains: drug policy in the Andean Region (co supervisor with Alex Marshall and Jacqueline Atkinson)
Lubaba Sadaf (Government of Pakistan funding) Family violence in migrant Pakistani families in Scotland (co supervisor with Nicole Bourque and Susan Batchelor).
Kari Pries (University of Glasgow funding) Order and Good Government in Violent Democracies: Law, Society and Human Securitisation Policies in El Salvador and Guatemala (first supervisor with David Karp)
Karen Siegel (Adam Smith Research Foundation) Environmental Cooperation in the Southern Cone of Latin America (co supervisor with Kelly Kollman)
Shadi Whitburn (Adam Smith Research Foundation and Scottish Overseas Research Scholarship (SORSAS): Causes and effects of the transformation of deteriorating urban areas into drug war zone; the case study of Ciudad Juarez (second supervisor with Simon Mackenzie)
Poppy Kohner (ESRC) Performing Violent Identities; challenging the scripts of victims and perpetrators of violence (co supervisor with Lucy Pickering and Rebecca Kay)
Jenny Morrison Feminist Radicals: marginalisation, intersectionality and subjectivities in the Scottish Radical Independence Campaign 2012-2014
Bethia Pearson (ESRC) The Press is Plural - it represents all political parties: media access in transitional justice campaigns during democratisation in Uruguay (1989-2012)
Francesca Minnelli (CoSS) Communitarian water providers in peri-urban areas: the case of Cochabamba water cooperatives
Ellen Van Damme (external supervisor, KU Leuven with Prf. Stephan Parmentier)
- Latin American Politics
- Politics of Gender and Development
- Critical Perspectives on Human Rights