Sophia Brousset

Student, University of St Andrews
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About Sophia Brousset

My name is Sophia Brousset and I am a Peruvian-American student at the University of St Andrews studying International Relations and Social Anthropology. I am fluent in Spanish and have lived in four countries (the UK, Peru, Switzerland, and the USA). Growing up in Peru, a country with a great amount of gender inequality, sparked an absorption in the feminist cause at a young age. This flame has not burnt out, and, amalgamated with my academic interest in international relations, resulted in an interest in understanding patriarchy as a global power structure.

My research explores the Incan Empire's positive view of female homosexuality, exploring how their diverse understandings of gender influenced these views on sexuality. It will also consider how La Conquista's use of a European lens and translation when documenting the Incas resulted in the erasure of much of the sexual and gender diversity which existed throughout Incan Peru.

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Scholar

Area of Expertise

Arts Humanities Politics Social Sciences

Research Topic

Anthropology Gender Studies History International Relations Latin American Studies LGBTQ+ Philosophy Politics Society & Culture Sociology

Laidlaw Cohort Year



University of St Andrews

I am from:

Peru United States of America

I speak:

English Spanish

My hobbies/interests are:

Film & TV Politics & current events Reading Travelling Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Channels contributed to:

Arts & Humanities Social Sciences STEM

Rooms participated in:

University of St Andrews

Recent Comments

Jun 28, 2021
Replying to Cath Brislane

This. is. so. cool. Your writing style is amazing Sophia, with a story that must have been incredibly frustrating to actually experience. However, your enthusiasm and tenacity pulled you through- two skills that every researcher needs (or aspires to have). I wish you the best of luck in filling that gap. Researchers stand on the shoulders of giants- be that giant!

Thank you so much, Cath! This was really nice to read. I'm glad you enjoyed it, I'm really hoping to be that giant. 

Jun 11, 2021

Hey Kyle! This looks really interesting. For my final project of my anthropology module this semester, I wrote a similar research paper on virtual cottagecore sapphic communities. My paper was far more qualitative as it was based on interviews, but if you'd like to chat or want to consult any of the sources I used, let me know! :)