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I am a human rights scholar, working in the intersection of comparative politics and international relations.

My book Prosecutorial Accountability and Victims’ Rights in Latin America (published by Cambridge University Press) looks into how private prosecution works as an accountability mechanism in Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico. Overall this book speaks to issues of legal mobilization, cause lawyering, the interactions between domestic and international law, state capacity, and rule of law.

I have specialized in the right to private prosecution and the Public Prosecutor's Office in Latin America. But currently my research agenda also covers the following topics: judicial reform in Latin America, femicide in Latin America, the use of civil (tort) law for human rights litigation, and the emergence of the right to truth.





  • “The Emergence and Diffusion of Victims’ Rights in Latin America” (under review)

  • “Specializing Justice: NGOs, Access to Justice, and Women's Rights in Latin America" (co-authored with S. D. Walsh)

  • "Foreign Aid and Judicial Reform in Latin America”. 

  • “Democracy and Human Rights in Mexico”