PhD Researcher - Mobility, gender and its context in Saltillo, Mexico; an analysis into informal transport systems through a gender lens.
Diana has an MSc in International Planning and Urban Design and a BA in Architecture. She was a module lecturer of “Principles of architecture and sustainability” at Universidad Carolina, Saltillo, Mexico. Diana's PhD is looking at Mobility, gender and its context in Saltillo, Mexico; an analysis into informal transport systems through a gender lens.
When it comes to women experiencing the city and navigating public spaces, there is an associated fear of crime that heavily relates to fears of sexual assault and harassment. The violence that Mexican women face is one that reflects in everyday places, from religious centres and parks to street markets. One of the most symbolic examples of violence against women and girls is sexual harassment and assault in public spaces and transportation.
Infante-Vargas, D. and Boyer, K. (2022) ‘Gender-based violence against women users of public transport in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico’, Journal of Gender Studies, 31(2), pp. 216–230. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2021.1915753.
Infante-Vargas, D. (2021) Acosadores a bordo. 1st edn. Editorial Cerdo de Babel.
Infante-Vargas, D. and Boyer, K. (2022) ‘“Do you really want to keep going with this?”: reporting gender-based violence in public transportation in Saltillo, Mexico’, Gender, Place & Culture, pp. 1–20. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2022.2091521.