Grad Students

Irene Del Mastro N.



Contact Information

Email    idelmastro@ucla.edu
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I'm currently studying the relationship between the medical training in the US and the ways in which medical students take actions against health inequities related to race, gender, and sexuality. My previous research explores how class, gender, and ethnicity shape the experiences of teen pregnancy and home birth in Perú.

 

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Fields of Study

Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Gender, Ethnography, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Justice, Health Inequalities 

Research

 

Irene is currently studying the relationship between the medical training in the US and the ways in which medical students take actions against health inequities related to race, gender, and sexuality. Irene earned a B.A. in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a M.A. in Gender and Women’s studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Internal grants from both institutions and a fellowship from the Fogarty Institute facilitated her previous research, which explores how class, gender, and ethnicity shape the experiences of teen pregnancy and home birth in Perú.

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Del Mastro N. I, Tejada-Llacsa PJ, Reinders S, Pérez R, Solís Y, Alva I, et al. (2021) Home birth preference, childbirth, and newborn care practices in rural Peruvian Amazon. PLoS ONE 16(5): e0250702. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250702

Toyama, M., Diez-Canseco, F., Busse, P., Del Mastro, I., & Miranda, J. (2018). Design and content validation of a set of SMS to promote seeking of specialized mental health care within the Allillanchu Project. Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics, 3, E2. doi:10.1017/gheg.2017.18

 

Del Mastro, I. Among Teen Mothers and Mothers-in-their-Teens: an analysis of their life trajectory and the influential factors of their formation. Bachelor thesis. Debates en Sociología N° 40, 2015, pp. 31- 60 ISSN 0254-9220. Available online: http://revistas.pucp.edu.pe/index.php/debatesensociologia/article/view/1...

 

BOOCK CHAPTERS

Del Mastro, I. “Prefiero que seas puta a que seas leca” El impacto de la heteronormatividad en el embarazo adolescente. In Hernández, W. (2018) Género en el Perú: Nuevos Enfoques, Miradas Interdisciplinarias. Lima: Universidad de Lima & Centros de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales.

Grants and Awards

2021-22: Graduate Council Diversity Fellowship. UCLA

2019-2021: Graduate Dean's Scholar Award. Graduate School. UCLA

2017: Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Award For outstanding research, teaching, and outreach in gender and health. Center for Research on Gender and Women. UW, Madison.  

2016: Tinker Nave Short-Term Field Research Grant. Latin America, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

2016: Research Travel Award. Graduate School. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2016: Social Transformations to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex (STREETS) Project Award, 4W Initiative. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

2013: Year’s Best Undergraduate Thesis in Sociology. Social Sciences Department, PUCP. 2012: Financial Support Program for Undergraduate Thesis (PADET). PUCP. 

Conference Presentations

I Rather You Be a Whore Than a Lesbian”. Coping with stigma, maternity expectations, and the cultural intelligibility of gender: the impact of heteronormativity in teenage pregnancy”

Género en el Perú: Nuevas Miradas, Enfoques Interdisciplinarios. Book Presentation. Universidad De Lima, November 2018

Gender & Women's Studies Graduate Conference. University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 2017

 

Mobile Health to Prevent Adolescent Pregnancies and the Healthcare of Mother and Child.

Fifth Childhood, Adolescence and Youth Workshop. CIPS. La Habana, October 2014

 

Among Teen Mothers and Teenager/Mother: an analysis of their life trajectory and the influential factors of their formation. (Bachelor thesis)

Latin American Sociology Congress. ALAS Chile 2013

Integrational family, solidarity and mobility in the precariousness of urban life: crosslooks France – Peru. IFEA, IEP, French Alliance. Lima, July 2013

 

The Use of Time and Entrepreneurship of the Female Youth. Factors of success and challenges faced by microbusinesses owned by young women (Aged 15-29) in Metropolitan Lima.

International Colloquium of Social Sciences Working on the cross between family dynamics in Andes and Amazonian societies. Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos. La Paz, November 2012

 

Road to Justice: passengers and drivers in transport to reconciliation.

Latin American Congress of Sociology. ALAS. Chile 2013

 

Motivation and Impact of an Agroecological Association in the Catahuasi – Yauyos district.

First Latin American Convention of Sociology Students. Convención Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Sociología. Mexico DF, December 2012

Advisors

Abigail Saguy & Stefan Timmermans

Degrees

2021: Master of Arts: Sociology. University of California, Los Angeles

2017: Master of Arts: Gender and Women´s Studies. University of Wisconsin, Madison  

2017: Graduate Certificate: Global Health. University of Wisconsin, Madison

2012: Bachelor of Arts: Sociology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)