Professor Mo Hume

  • Professor of Latin American Politics (Politics)

telephone: 01413304683
email: Mo.Hume@glasgow.ac.uk

R1214 Level 12, Politics, Adam Smith Building, Glasgow G12 8RT

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5716-6672

Biography

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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 PerspectivesWomens 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. 

Research interests

  • Gender and violence in transitional societies
  • Post-war conflict and violence
  • Gender based violence
  • Socio-enviromental conflicts
  • Rights

Publications

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Number of items: 23.

2021

Hume, M. (2021) Secrecy and silence in fieldwork: reflections on feminist research on violence in Latin America. In: MacGinty, R. and Vogel, B. (eds.) Palgrave Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 305-320. ISBN 9783030464325 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-46433-2)

2020

Hume, M. and Wilding, P. (2020) Beyond agency and passivity: situating a gendered articulation of urban violence in Brazil and El Salvador. Urban Studies, 57(2), pp. 249-266. (doi: 10.1177/0042098019829391)

2018

Hume, M. (2018) Researching the gendered silences of violence in El Salvador. IDS Bulletin, 49(1A), pp. 78-85. (doi: 10.19088/1968-2018.123)

2016

Hume, M. and Kane, L. (2016) ‘Ahora hasta nos dicen que somos malcriadas porque no nos quedamos calladas’: a study of the programme to prevent gender violence in El Salvador and Guatemala. Project Report. Oxfam, San Salvador. (Unpublished)

2015

Hume, M. and Wilding, P. (2015) Interview with Monica McWilliams, Belfast, 20 August 2014. Women's Studies International Forum, 51, pp. 136-143. (doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2014.11.002)

Hume, M. and Wilding, P. (2015) 'Es que para ellos el deporte es matar': rethinking the scripts of violent men in El Salvador and Brazil. In: Auyero, J., Bourgois, P. and Scheper-Hughes, N. (eds.) Violence at the Urban Margins. Series: Global and comparative ethnography. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780190221447

2013

Cannon, B. and Hume, M. (2013) Civil society-state relations in left-led Central America: the cases of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. In: Cannon, B. and Kirby, P. (eds.) Civil Society and the State in Left-led Latin America: Challenges and Limitations to Democratization. Zed Books: London. ISBN 9781780322049

Hume, M. (2013) El Salvador. In: Sanchez-Ancochea, D. and Martí i Puig, S. (eds.) Handbook of Central American Governance. Series: Routledge international handbooks. Routledge: London, pp. 385-399. ISBN 9781857436747

2012

Cannon, B. and Hume, M. (2012) Central America, civil society and the 'pink tide': democratization or de-democratization? Democratization, 19(6), pp. 1039-1064. (doi: 10.1080/13510347.2011.619775)

Hume, M. (2012) Never truly defeated: challenging the impunity of violence against women in Central America. Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 8(1), pp. 46-58.

2011

Hume, M. (2011) Salí de esa cueva donde yo estaba, he salido a la claridad y a la realidad: a qualitative assessment of the Campaign to Prevent Gender Violence. Project Report. Oxfam America, Boston.

2010

Hume, M. (2010) Hohe versus niedrige Gewaltraten in Zentralamerika. Eine Analyse aus salvadorianischer Perspektive. In: Seffer, K. and Zinecker, H. (eds.) Gewaltkriminalität in Zentralamerika: Formen, Ursachen, Einhegungsmöglichkeiten. Series: Studien zu Lateinamerika (6). Nomos: Baden-Baden. ISBN 9783832955892

2009

Hume, M. (2009) Researching the gendered silences of violence in El Salvador. IDS Bulletin, 40(3), pp. 78-85. (doi: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2009.00042.x)

Hume, M. (2009) The Politics of Violence: Gender, Conflict and Community in El Salvador. Series: Bulletin of Latin American research book series. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester. ISBN 9781405192262

2008

Hume, M. (2008) The myths of violence: gender, conflict, and community in El Salvador. Latin American Perspectives, 35(5), pp. 59-76. (doi: 10.1177/0094582X08321957)

Hume, M. (2008) El Salvador: the limits of a violent peace. In: Pugh, M.C., Cooper, N. and Turner, M. (eds.) Whose Peace? Critical Perspectives on the Political Economy of Peacebuilding. Series: New security challenges series. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 318-336. ISBN 9780230573352

Hume, M. (2008) ‘Yo sí tengo una vida diferente’: Women’s changing perceptions of gender based violence in Ahuachapan and San Marcos. Project Report. Oxfam America, San Salvador. (Unpublished)

2007

Hume, M. (2007) (Young) men with big guns': reflexive encounters with violence and youth in El Salvador. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 26(4), pp. 480-496. (doi: 10.1111/j.1470-9856.2007.00239.x)

Hume, M. (2007) Mano Dura: El Salvador responds to gangs. Development in Practice, 17(6), pp. 739-751. (doi: 10.1080/09614520701628121)

Hume, M. (2007) Unpicking the threads: emotion as central to the theory and practice of researching violence. Womens Studies International Forum, 30(2), pp. 147-157. (doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2007.01.002)

Hume, M. (2007) Violence, fear, and development in Latin America: a critical overview. Development in Practice, 17(6), pp. 713-724. (doi: 10.1080/09614520701628071)

2006

Hume, M. (2006) Contesting imagined communities: gender, nation, and violence in El Salvador. In: Fowler, W. and Lambert, P. (eds.) Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, pp. 73-90. ISBN 9781349534548 (doi: 10.1057/9780230601727_5)

2004

Hume, M. (2004) 'It's as if you don't know, because you don't do anything about it': gender and violence in El Salvador. Environment and Urbanization, 16(2), pp. 63-72. (doi: 10.1177/095624780401600223)

This list was generated on Tue Nov 30 13:16:19 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 23.

Articles

Hume, M. and Wilding, P. (2020) Beyond agency and passivity: situating a gendered articulation of urban violence in Brazil and El Salvador. Urban Studies, 57(2), pp. 249-266. (doi: 10.1177/0042098019829391)

Hume, M. (2018) Researching the gendered silences of violence in El Salvador. IDS Bulletin, 49(1A), pp. 78-85. (doi: 10.19088/1968-2018.123)

Hume, M. and Wilding, P. (2015) Interview with Monica McWilliams, Belfast, 20 August 2014. Women's Studies International Forum, 51, pp. 136-143. (doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2014.11.002)

Cannon, B. and Hume, M. (2012) Central America, civil society and the 'pink tide': democratization or de-democratization? Democratization, 19(6), pp. 1039-1064. (doi: 10.1080/13510347.2011.619775)

Hume, M. (2012) Never truly defeated: challenging the impunity of violence against women in Central America. Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 8(1), pp. 46-58.

Hume, M. (2009) Researching the gendered silences of violence in El Salvador. IDS Bulletin, 40(3), pp. 78-85. (doi: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2009.00042.x)

Hume, M. (2008) The myths of violence: gender, conflict, and community in El Salvador. Latin American Perspectives, 35(5), pp. 59-76. (doi: 10.1177/0094582X08321957)

Hume, M. (2007) (Young) men with big guns': reflexive encounters with violence and youth in El Salvador. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 26(4), pp. 480-496. (doi: 10.1111/j.1470-9856.2007.00239.x)

Hume, M. (2007) Mano Dura: El Salvador responds to gangs. Development in Practice, 17(6), pp. 739-751. (doi: 10.1080/09614520701628121)

Hume, M. (2007) Unpicking the threads: emotion as central to the theory and practice of researching violence. Womens Studies International Forum, 30(2), pp. 147-157. (doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2007.01.002)

Hume, M. (2007) Violence, fear, and development in Latin America: a critical overview. Development in Practice, 17(6), pp. 713-724. (doi: 10.1080/09614520701628071)

Hume, M. (2004) 'It's as if you don't know, because you don't do anything about it': gender and violence in El Salvador. Environment and Urbanization, 16(2), pp. 63-72. (doi: 10.1177/095624780401600223)

Books

Hume, M. (2009) The Politics of Violence: Gender, Conflict and Community in El Salvador. Series: Bulletin of Latin American research book series. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester. ISBN 9781405192262

Book Sections

Hume, M. (2021) Secrecy and silence in fieldwork: reflections on feminist research on violence in Latin America. In: MacGinty, R. and Vogel, B. (eds.) Palgrave Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 305-320. ISBN 9783030464325 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-46433-2)

Hume, M. and Wilding, P. (2015) 'Es que para ellos el deporte es matar': rethinking the scripts of violent men in El Salvador and Brazil. In: Auyero, J., Bourgois, P. and Scheper-Hughes, N. (eds.) Violence at the Urban Margins. Series: Global and comparative ethnography. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780190221447

Cannon, B. and Hume, M. (2013) Civil society-state relations in left-led Central America: the cases of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. In: Cannon, B. and Kirby, P. (eds.) Civil Society and the State in Left-led Latin America: Challenges and Limitations to Democratization. Zed Books: London. ISBN 9781780322049

Hume, M. (2013) El Salvador. In: Sanchez-Ancochea, D. and Martí i Puig, S. (eds.) Handbook of Central American Governance. Series: Routledge international handbooks. Routledge: London, pp. 385-399. ISBN 9781857436747

Hume, M. (2010) Hohe versus niedrige Gewaltraten in Zentralamerika. Eine Analyse aus salvadorianischer Perspektive. In: Seffer, K. and Zinecker, H. (eds.) Gewaltkriminalität in Zentralamerika: Formen, Ursachen, Einhegungsmöglichkeiten. Series: Studien zu Lateinamerika (6). Nomos: Baden-Baden. ISBN 9783832955892

Hume, M. (2008) El Salvador: the limits of a violent peace. In: Pugh, M.C., Cooper, N. and Turner, M. (eds.) Whose Peace? Critical Perspectives on the Political Economy of Peacebuilding. Series: New security challenges series. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 318-336. ISBN 9780230573352

Hume, M. (2006) Contesting imagined communities: gender, nation, and violence in El Salvador. In: Fowler, W. and Lambert, P. (eds.) Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, pp. 73-90. ISBN 9781349534548 (doi: 10.1057/9780230601727_5)

Research Reports or Papers

Hume, M. and Kane, L. (2016) ‘Ahora hasta nos dicen que somos malcriadas porque no nos quedamos calladas’: a study of the programme to prevent gender violence in El Salvador and Guatemala. Project Report. Oxfam, San Salvador. (Unpublished)

Hume, M. (2011) Salí de esa cueva donde yo estaba, he salido a la claridad y a la realidad: a qualitative assessment of the Campaign to Prevent Gender Violence. Project Report. Oxfam America, Boston.

Hume, M. (2008) ‘Yo sí tengo una vida diferente’: Women’s changing perceptions of gender based violence in Ahuachapan and San Marcos. Project Report. Oxfam America, San Salvador. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Tue Nov 30 13:16:19 2021 GMT.

Grants

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

Supervision

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

 

Evelyn Uribe

Alex Maxwell

Maria Saavedra Corrada

Emilia Arpini

Hannah Gracher

 

  • Arpini, Emilia Nora
    Building Public Ownership. State, Activism and Participation at the Local Level in the Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 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)

 

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Latin American Politics
  • Politics of Gender and Development

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Critical Perspectives on Human Rights 

Additional information

Other Roles