Salma Silva-Licon

Salma Silva-Licon

Office: 1120 Rolfe Hall


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Salma Silva-Licon uses she/her pronouns. She is from Seattle, Washington. She is a first year PhD student in the department of gender studies. Her previous work has focused on violence against women at the U.S/Mexico border, through archival research using declassified U.S government documents, corroborating state sanctioned violence. Her current research examines feminist movements in Mexico, and matriarchal practices in the western regions of Mexico. She is interested in researching the connections between femicides and the hypersexualized woman’s body. As well as agency and power dynamics through sexual labor and sexual liberation.

Research Interests

Gendered Violence in Mexico, Feminist Movements, Mexican Feminism, Matriarchies, Sex Work, Sexual Liberation