On 17 November 2023, Natalia Lozano Arévalo successfully defended her thesis entitled 'From global discourses to local realities: Girls’ and young women's experiences of harm post Human Papillomavirus vaccination'
Drawing on the experiences of girls and young women who fell ill after receiving the HPV vaccine Gardasil in El Carmen de Bolívar, Colombia, the study delves into the intersection between HPV vaccination and the body politics of development.
Using a variety of research methods Arévalo showed how individual and collective harm is part of the reality of Gardasil and emphasised the importance of a critical, reflective and humble approach towards vaccination.
Read Natalia's PhD thesis
Interested in Natalia's research? You can download her thesis, 'From global discourses to local realities: Girls’ and young women's experiences of harm post Human Papillomavirus vaccination', from the ISS Library