Marcela Cornejo

Marcela Cornejo

Adjunct Researcher Researchers INVESTIGATION LINE: Interacciones Grupales e Individuales

Adjunct Researcher in the Group and Individual Interactions line of research at COES, Associate Professor at the Psychology Department of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Chief Editor of Psykhe. Psychologist; Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences from the Université de Louvain, Belgium. At present, she is a co-researcher in the Regular Fondecyt Project number 1161371 entitled “Psychological consequences of participation in social movements”. Her topics of research include issues related to psychosocial trauma derived from political violence; individual and collective working-through processes; collective and biographical memory; collective action; generations; photography and memory; and the logics and practices of qualitative social research.

Publicaciones del autor

Proyectos de investigación del autor

2017 In Process Intergenerational Transmission of Participation in Social Movements in Chile: Parents in the 1980s and Children in the 2000s To analyze the psychosocial and behavioral consequences of participation in social movements and collective actions against the dictatorship in Chile and the processes and mechanisms involved in intergenerational transmission to young people who have participated in student movements in the last decade.
Main ResearcherMarcela Cornejo
2017 In Process Transitional (In)justice and the Mapuche after the Dictatorship in Chile This research project is concerned with the challenges that indigenous experiences of state violence pose for transitional justice (TJ). We draw attention to the misrepresentation of Mapuche victims during Pinochet’s dictatorship (1973-1990) in the three official Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TCs) that were implemented from the 1990s onwards in Chile. As we will show, while on the one hand the state focused on practices of truth telling and memory in the 1990s and 2000s, on the other hand, it perpetuated the silencing of Mapuche accounts of violence during that period. The project also traces various non official initiatives of transitional justice from a bottom up perspective, and analyze the narratives and representations of memory and justice of Mapuche victims of state violence.
Main ResearcherDaniela Jara