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					                                     PATRICIA TOVAR, Ph. D.
                                     ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
                                  ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT
                            JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
                               THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
                       899 Tenth Avenue, NY, NY 10019. Tel 212 237 8000, ext 2144
                                         ptovar@jjay.cuny.edu


EDUCATION

DOCTORATE: Doctoral Program in Anthropology, University Center and Graduate School, City University
of New York, CUNY – 1995. Thesis title: “Tales of Love and Death: The Lives of Portuguese Widows.”


MASTER'S DEGREE: The City College of New York, M.A. in Applied Anthropology, 1987

THESIS TITLE:     "A Study of Immigrant Families Reported for Child Abuse and Neglect in New York”"


SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA, Bogotá. Associate Professor. 2006 -2008.

COLOMBIAN INSTITUTE OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY. Coordinator Social Anthropology Area.
June 2005-September 2006. Researcher. October 1998 – Sept. 2006.

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA. Fall 1998, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, and 2002. Adjunct
Assistant Professor.

THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK. M.A. Program, Urban Applied Anthropology. Spring 1998. Adjunct
Assistant Professor

BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Department of Social Studies. Spring 1997. Visiting Assistant Professor
of anthropology.

LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 1995-1996. Adjunct Assistant Professor.

THE GRADUATE CENTER, CUNY. Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity Programs, PIPELINE
Program. Assistant to Higher Education Officer. Sept. 1996 –June 1997.

THE NEW YORK URBAN LEAGUE/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Harlem BirthRight Project. Research
Coordinator. June 1993-1998.

NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION/OREA. September 1990- August 1991. Evaluation Consultant.

THE FRICK LIBRARY. “Iberian Art Project.” Research Assistant. Summer of 1992.

HUNTER COLLEGE. IV International Congress on Women. Fundraising Committee Assistant. 1989-1990.

THE GRADUATE CENTER, CUNY. Research Assistant to Professor Leith Mullings. Sept. 1987-May 1990.

BANK STREET COLLEGE. "The Homebuilders Program" Research Associate. May 87-Sept. 89.
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N.Y. INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. Research Assistant. 1986-1987.

THE MAYOR'S TASK FORCE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT. Research Assistant. 1985-1987.


Teaching and/or Other Primary Responsibilities


Sex, (Gender), & Culture (ANT/PSY/SOC 210) Anthropology Dept. John Jay College. Fall 2008
 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANT 101) Anthropology Dept. John Jay College. Fall 2008
 Qualitative Methodology. Political Science Department. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
M.A. Program January. 2006 – Spring 2008.
Introduction to Research Methods, 2006- Spring 2008.
Human Rights. Postgraduate online course - AUSJAL- Association of Jesuit Universities-
Continuing Education Programs, Instituto Pensar 2000-2006.
Urban Anthropology, Kinship and Family, and Introduction to Methodology. Universidad Nacional de
Colombia, Bogotá. Fall 1998, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, and 2002.
Anthropology of Work, and Urban Studies. The City College of New York. M.A. Program, Urban Applied
Anthropology. Spring 1998.
Introduction to Anthropology. Bronx Community College. Spring 1997.
Social studies, Introduction to sociology, Gender and Anthropology. LaGuardia Community College. 1995-96.

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Las viudas del conflicto armado en Colombia. (“The Widows of the Armed Conflict in Colombia”) Bogotá,
ICANH, 2006.

Patricia Tovar, ed. 2003. Familia, Género y Antropología: Desafíos y Transformaciones. (“Family, Gender and
Anthropology: Challenges and Transformations”). Patricia Tovar, ed. Bogotá: ICANH.

Book chapters:

Patricia Tovar. 2008. “Memories of violence: The Widows of the armed Conflict in Colombia. ”In Catedra
    Democracia y Ciudadania. Adrian Serna Dimas, comp. Bogota: Universidad Distrital Francisco José de
    Caldas, Pp.256-269.

Patricia Tovar. 2008. “Supervivencia a la fuerza: la experiencia de familias afrocolombianas en Bogotá.” In:
    Las Familias en Bogotá, Realidades y Diversidades. Martha L. Gutiérrez ed. Bogotá, PUJ.

Patricia Tovar. 2008. “Qué pasa con los proyectos de género? ¿Por qué algunos fracasan y otros son exitosos?
    Memorias, II Coloquio de Profesores de la Facultad de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales.
    Bogotá, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Pp. 95-212.

Patricia Tovar. 2006. “El cementerio africano en Nueva York: enseñanzas de un ejercicio en reconciliación”.
    Afro-reparaciones: Memorias de la Esclavitud y Justicia reparativa para negros, afrocolombianos y raizales.
    Claudia Mosquera y Luíz Claudio Barcelos, eds. Centro de Estudios Sociales – CES. Universidad Nacional
    de Colombia. Bogotá, Serie Estudios Afrocolombianos. Pp. 433-446.

Patricia Tovar. 2006. “Of Histories, Hysterics and Hysterectomies: The construction of medical discourses and
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   the representation of female reproduction”. In: Towards an Agenda on Sexuality and Human Rights in
   Colombia. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional/CES7CLAM, Grupo TM.

Patricia Tovar. 2003. “The Family in Times of War and the War in the Family.” (La Familia en Tiempos de
    Guerra y la Guerra dentro de la Familia). In “Family, gender and Anthropology: Challenges and
    Transformations.” Patricia Tovar, ed. ICANH, Pp.170-197.

Patricia Tovar. 2002. “The Unusual World of Pets” (El Insólito mundo de las mascotas). In “Rostros culturales
    de la fauna,” Astrid Ulloa, ed., Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, Pp.241-258.

Patricia Tovar. 2000. “Displacement and Gender” (Desplazamiento y Género). In: Éxodo, Patrimonio e
    Identidad. Memorias, V Cátedra Anual de Historia Ernesto Restrepo Tirado, Bogotá: Museo Nacional de
    Colombia, Ministerio de Cultura.

Patricia Tovar. 2000. “Women, Rebellion, Consciousness, and Human Rights at the end of the Millennium in
    Colombia.” (Las Policarpas de fin de Siglo, mujeres, rebelión, conciencia y derechos humanos). In:
    Movimientos Sociales, cultura y Estado en Colombia. M. Pardo y M. Archila, eds. CES / ICANH.


Peer Reviewed Articles:

Patricia Tovar. 2008. “La mujer colombiana en la ciencia y la tecnologia; se esta cerrando la brecha?”
    [Colombian women in science and technology: Is the gender gap closing?], Vol CLXXXIV (No. 733),
    Revista Arbor, September-October issue, CSIC, Spain.

Patricia Tovar. 2007. “La ciudad como teatro: Construcciones, actores y escenarios.” Revista Papel Político.
    Vol 12 ( 1): 93-116.

Patricia Tovar. 2005. “Encuentros y desencuentros entre el Norte y el Sur: realidades y opciones alrededor de
    la Antropología y el Género.” Revista Arbor: Ciencia, pensamiento y cultura. N° 716: 471-478. Madrid:
    Spain.

Patricia Tovar. 2005. “A Critical Reflection on gender and Medical Anthropology from the Perspective of
    Women´s Bodies.” Revista Colombiana de Antropología, N° 40.

Patricia Tovar. 2005. “Women of Science: Some Moments in History.” Colombian Association for the
    Advancement of Science ACAC. Innovación y Ciencia Vol XII, N° 1-2: 106-114.

Patricia Tovar. 2002. “Gender and Science in Colombia: Some Indicators.” (Género y Ciencia en Colombia:
    Algunos indicadores). Colombia, Ciencia y Tecnología. Vol 20, N° 2. Pp3-10.

Patricia Tovar. 2004. “Muertos heroicos y muertos anónimos: rituales de duelo y viudez en la violencia.”
    (“Heroic Deaths and Anonymous deaths: Rituals of Mourning and Widowhood”). Desde el Jardín de Freud,
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Pp. 278-289.

Patricia Tovar. 2002. “Emociones desnaturalizadas: Cuando las madres matan a sus hijos” (Unnatural
    emotions: When mothers kill their children).” Pensamiento y Vida, Vol. 5, Pp.50-56.

Patricia Tovar. 2001. “Quiénes son las viudas de la violencia en Colombia?” (Who are the widows of violence
    in Colombia?) Revista En Otras Palabras. Vol. 8.

Patricia Tovar. 1999. “Procreación postmoderna o adopción global: Encrucijadas entre el género, el poder y el
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   parentesco.” (Postmodern procreation or global adoption? The crossroads between gender, power and
   kinship) Revista Colombiana de Antropología. Vol. 34.

Patricia Tovar. 1995. "Matrimonio y Mortaja del Cielo Bajan: Un Pequeño Ensayo Sobre el Matrimonio y la
    Viudez." Enfoques. Universidad de Caldas. Colombia. No. 10. Pp 52-63.


Scholarly articles published in non-referenced journals:

Patricia Tovar. 2008. “Hasta que la muerte nos separe. Notas sobre la viudez y la vejez.” Revista Javeriana.
    May No. 742. Tomo 144. Year 75. ISSN 0120-3088.

Patricia Tovar. 2007. “¿Y cómo está la familia? Analizando e imaginando nuevas formas de relacionarnos.”
    Revista Javeriana. No. 737 Vol. 143. Pp. 9-15. August.

Patricia Tovar. 2005. “Mujeres que han brillado en el firmamento de la astronomía.” (Brilliant Women in the
    Firmament of Astronomy) Innovación y Ciencia Vol. XII, N°3.

Patricia Tovar. 2004. “Mujeres de Luto: El Legado de la Violencia en Colombia.” (Women in mourning: The
    legacy of violence in Colombia). Revista de la Fundación Dos Mundos. Boletín N° 13,

Patricia Tovar. 1998. "Lo que las voces de sabiduría popular nos enseñan sobre la viudez, el amor y el
    casamiento." Hybrido, Vol. 1(1): 15-17.


Book reviews:

Patricia Tovar. 2006. “Decolonizing the Sodomite: Queer Tropes of Sexuality in Colonial Andean Culture.”
    Michael J. Horswell, Revista Colombiana de Antropología, Vol. 42.

Patricia Tovar. 2004. “Colombianas en la vanguardia.” Lucy Cohen. American Anthropologist. Vol. 106 (2):
    403.

Patricia Tovar. 2001. “Estructura, función y cambio de la familia en Colombia.” Virginia Gutiérrez de Pineda.
    Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico. Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango. Vol. 57: Pp. 77-78.

Patricia Tovar. 1999. “Romances du Trás-os-Montes: Mélodies et Poésies” by Anne Caufriez. Portuguese
    Studies Review. Vol. 8.

Patricia Tovar. 1998. “Current Widowhood Myths and Realities,” by H. Znaniecka; A World of Widows, by
    Margaret Owen; Between Poverty and the Pyre: Moments in the History of Widowhood, J. Bremmer and L.
    Van den Bosch. SIGNS. Vol. 24 (1):232-236.

Patricia Tovar. 1999. “Death Without Weeping: Violence and Everyday Life in Brazil.” Nancy Scheper-Hughes.
    Revista Colombiana de Antropología. Vol. 34.


Other scholarly work, technological products, or creative works:

Translation of the book: Achik Ñan: The Sexual and Reproductive Health of Chimborazo Women- Esar
   Foundation. 2009.

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PAPERS PRESENTED

"Gender and Ethnicity: Two Categories to Keep in Mind in the Analisys of Armed Conflict in Colombia."
   LASA 2007. Montreal.

Colombian Families in Times of War: The experiences of widowed and displaced Black and indigenous women.
   Seattle University-Wismer Center. (Re)Imagining the Family Interdisciplinary Conference. April 2007.

Present and Future of Iberoamerican Networks in Gender, Science and Technology. Closing roundtable. VI
   Congreso Iberoamericano de Ciencia, Tecnología y Género, University of Zaragoza, Spain, Sept. 2006.

Writing the war in feminine: Experiences of widowhood, resilience and resistance in Colombia. Meetings of
   the Latin American Studies Association, LASA. San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 15-18, 2006.

The Intersection of Ethnic and Gender Issues in the Colombian Armed Conflict. Seminar: Ethnic Minorities in
   Armed Conflict and Production of Illicit Drugs in Colombia. Collegium for Development Studies, Uppsala
   University. Marzo, 2006.

¿La mujer colombiana en la ciencia y la tecnología: ¿se está cerrando la brecha? Mesa redonda Género y
   Ciencia. ESOCITE, VI Jornadas Latinoamericanas de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología,
   Bogotá, Universidad Nacional. April 2006.

“Algunas notas sobre la producción antropológica en Colombia, a través de la Revista Colombiana de
   Antropología.” Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH. Sept. 8 – 11, 2005. Mexico City.

War methodologies: It is possible an ethnography without tears when widowhood is studied? XI Congress of
  Anthropology in Colombia. Santafé de Antioquia, August 23-26 de 2005.

Women Scientists: Are they really so few? (“¿Mujeres Ciéntificas: si son tan pocas?”) “Conferencias
  sabatinas.” Asociación para el avance de la ciencia, ACAC, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. September
  11, 2004.

“Colombian Women in Science and Technology: Obstacles and Achievements”. “Entre la escasez, la visibilidad
   y el reconocimiento: La mujer colombiana en la ciencia y la tecnología. Bogotá, Museo Nacional, August
   10, 2004”.

“Gender and Armed Conflict.” X Congress of Anthropology in Colombia. Manizales, Sept. 22-26, 2003.

“Women and Armed Conflict in Colombia.” Conference on Women, Gender and Development on the Pan-
  Amazon. Belem, Brazil, May 26-29, 2002.

“The Colombian Constitution of 1991: What generated or degenerated in Terms of Gender?” (Qué generó o
   degeneró la Constitución del 91 en términos de género?) “La Nación Multicultural, El Primer Decenio de la
   Constitución Incluyente.” Bogotá, Nov. 8 - 10 2001. CES, UNAL.

“Displacement, Death and Gender”. (Desplazamiento, Muerte y Género). Éxodo, Patrimonio e Identidad. V
   Cátedra Anual de Historia, “Ernesto Restrepo Tirado.” Bogotá, Museo Nacional. Dec. 1, 2000.

Encounters and Dis-encounters between North and South: Realities and Options around Anthropology and
   Gender. (Encuentros y Desencuentros entre el Norte y el Sur: Realidades y Opciones alrededor de la
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    Antropología y el Género. ESOCITE, “Ciencia, tecnología y sociedad y el futuro de América Latina” Oct
    23 – 26, 2000, Campinas-Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“The Contributions of Anthropology to the Study of Family Violence”. (Contribuciones de la Antropología al
   Estudio de la Violencia Intrafamiliar). IX Congreso Colombiano de Antropología. Popayán, July 19 – 24,
   2000.

“Widowhood and Human Rights: Global Perspectives.” Dublin, Ireland. International Federation of Widow
  and Widower Associations. June 1998.

“Delivering Bereavement Care to Persons of Portuguese Ancestry.” Kings College, London, Canada. May
  1997.

“Grief and Bereavement in the Latino Community.” University of South Florida, February 1997.

“Ancient and Modern Jewish Widows.” Rabbi Simon Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library. N.Y. Nov. 1996.

“Women without Men: The Lives of Widows in Many Cultures.” N.Y. Speakers in the Humanities. 1995-1997.

“The Household Arrangements and Survival Strategies of Portuguese Widows.” Twentieth Annual Meeting of
   the Social Science History Association. Chicago, Illinois. November 1995.

“Experiences and Traditions of Widowhood in Different Cultures.” 7th International Conference, International
   Federation of Widow and Widower Associations-AARP. Chevy Chase, MA. Oct. 1995.

“The Lives of Portuguese Widows.” IV International Meeting of the International Conference Group on
   Portugal. Durham, New Hampshire. October 1995.

“Global Feminism in a Time of Crisis: The Case of Portugal.” The Graduate Center, CUNY. March, 1995.

“Love is Stronger than Death. The Meaning of Marriage and Remarriage for Portuguese Widows.” 93rd
   Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Atlanta, Georgia. November 1994.

“Contributions to the Study of Single Families.” (Contribuciones para el Estudio de la Familia Monoparental:
   Los Casos de Estados Unidos, Portugal y Colombia).” Congreso Latinoamericano de Familia Siglo XXI.
   Medellín, Colombia. April, 1994.

Tales of Love and Death: Portuguese Widows Speak. Second Graduate Conference on Peninsular and Latin
   American Literatures. “Writing Cultures: Voices and Texts.” University of Maryland. April, 1994.

“Women in Widowhood: Are There Any Choices?” Paper presented at the IV International Interdisciplinary
  Congress on Women. New York City. June, 1990.


WORKS IN PROGRESS:

Book manuscript, “Writing the war in Feminine: Stories of women and guerrilla in Colombia” (in
        preparation).

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

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2008 CODHES-PUJ – Documenting Displacement in Colombia. National Process of Verification of the
Sentence T-025.

2006. U.S. Ambassador´s Fund for research on Afrocolombian Culture in the Pacific - Colombian Institute of
Anthropology.

2000 and 2005. Organization of Iberomerican States (OEI/UNESCO). Study of Science, Technology and
Gender in Colombia. Collection of statistical indicators and ethnographic research.

2000-2003. Colombian Institute for the Advancement of Development, Science and Technology,
COLCIENCIAS. Grant to conduct research on war widows.

1996-1997. Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center.

1994-1995.The Humana Foundation/Magnet Program. Dissertation Grant.

1995-1997. New York City Council for the Humanities. Speakers in the Humanities.

1994. Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center. The College of Saint Catherine. Dissertation Grant.

1992-1993. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Fieldwork Grant.

1991-1992. Institute of Language and Portuguese Culture. (ICALP) Lisbon, Portugal. Fieldwork Grant.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

     American Anthropological Association (AAA)
     Latin American Studies Association, LASA, Chair, Colombia Section.
     CLACS, Center for Latin American Caribbean and Latino Studies

Media Mentions (selected):

“Widows and Tradition.” The New York Times, Westchester Guide. March 24, 1996.
En la Universidad más mujeres que hombres terminan sus carreras. El Nuevo Siglo. August 13 2004.
 Innovadoras: El lado femenino de la ciencia. Revista Dinero
http://www.dinero.com/dinero/ArticuloView.jsp?id=20019 31-03-2005
¿Áreas laborales vetadas para las mujeres?. Periodico El Tiempo, Bogotá, p. 4-1-4-1, 10 July. 2005.
Alicia Dussán. Revista Semana. Edición Especial, Bogotá, v. 1224, p. 65-65, 17 oct. 2005.
Juegos, educación y estereotipos separan a las mujeres de profesiones como matemáticas e ingenierías.
Periódico El Tiempo, Bogotá, 29 jan. 2005.
Nina S. de Fridemann. Revista Semana. Edición Especial, Bogotá, v. 1224, p. 71-71, 17 oct. 2005.
Las policarpas de fin de siglo. UN Periódico, Bogotá, 01 feb. 2002.
Insólitas mascotas. Revista Alo, Bogotá, 24 jun. 2005.




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