PSTC | Postdoctoral Fellow
Rupcic’s scholarship brings together legal and medical anthropology to investigate social categories of harm. Through ethnographic attention to everyday practices of remedy and redress, she explores the intersection of gender, ethnicity and violence. Her current book project, Righting Sexual Wrongs, examines how survivors of sexual violence seek aid and recognition under a racialized system of legal pluralism in post-apartheid South Africa. The project explores how increasingly punitive policies toward sex offenders in post-apartheid South Africa have and have not changed the ways unwanted sex is conceptualized as a category of transgression.
Legal anthropology, Medical anthropology, Gender, Ethnicity, Violence, Humanitarianism, Criminal justice, Legal pluralism