Ana Alonso is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and Social Change at ANU. Her dissertation is on “Children born of war in Peru and Guatemala” and examines how have discourses surrounding children born of wartime sexual violence evolved in post-conflict Peru and Guatemala and how does this affect their capacity to access their rights. This thesis focuses on children born of wartime violence as a neglected group of war-affected children. This thesis is designed to continue developing an emergent body of literature on study of children in IR, with a particular focus upon children born of war. Ana completed her Bachelor Degree in International Relations at El Colegio de San Luis, Mexico. After this she received her Master Degree in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies at Universitat Jaume I, Spain. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked in a Mexican NGO focus on Children’s Rights called Red por los Derechos de la Infancia en México (REDIM). Ana’s academic interests include children and IR theory, Postcolonial and Decolonial theory, Latin-American feminism, gendered identities in conflict and post-conflict settings and Truth Commissions.