Sophie Mailly

Sophie Mailly

Master's Candidate
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Sophie Mailly is a MA student at Université de Montréal in history. She is interested in the connection between memory and territory in Guatemala. Her master’s thesis, entitled Une guerre à n’en plus finir: mémoire et droits humains dans la lutte pour la défense du territoire dans le Guatemala post-conflit, focuses more specifically on the way in which historical memory is mobilized in the struggle for the defence of territory, while understanding the territory as a historical space of power and violence. She will address the historical narratives regarding the internal armed conflict and the even more distant past in communities affected by the arrival of extractive projects in Guatemala. As a recipient of the SSHRC scholarship, she wishes to put forward the perspective of Mayan communities which have been affected by the violence of the internal armed conflict as well as by the post-conflict violence related to the territorial issues.