Nicole Iturriaga is a sociologist with research interests in social movements, collective memory, human rights,
culture, necropolitics, and the politics of reproduction. Her research examines how human rights activists are using
forensic science to reframe histories of violence among other mechanisms (transnational advocacy networks,
pedagogy, performativity) that further their goals of restoring identity, memory, and justice within a globalized context. Since July 2018 she is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MPI-MMG, where she will continue her research on the impact of scientific exhumations on post-conflict states, specifically Spain and Argentina.