Talinay Strehl (1984) studied Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. In addition to her specialization in Medical Anthropology, she developed a great interest in ethnic and women’s social movements in both Latin America and Asia. After attending the UNAM University in Mexico City for one semester, she wrote her bachelor thesis on the leftist indigenous Zapatista movement in Chiapas (Mexico). For her master thesis she conducted fieldwork in the Cordillera region in the Philippines on the rise of an indigenous women’s movement against large-scale open-pit mining. Back in the Netherlands she worked for 5 months as an intern at the editorial board of VPROs documentary program Tegenlicht. In June 2009 Talinay started working for IREWOC as a junior researcher in a child centred research on street children and intervention programmes in Peru.