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Karina Ansolabehere

Professional affiliation

Researcher, Institute of Legal Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Full Biography

Researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas of UNAM and part-time researcher at FLACSO-Mexico. Her areas and topics of interest are: legal policy, human rights, legal mobilization, sociology of law, and political theory. She holds a degree in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, a Master in Economic Sociology from the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales of the Universidad Nacional de General San Martín, and a PhD in Social Science Research with a specialization in Political Science from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales- Sede México. She is a member of the National System of Researchers with Level III.

She has conducted research on the influence of the judiciary in political processes, and in recent years has developed research on the functioning of hierarchical relationships in the judiciary based on the differentiated monitoring of precedents and on the relationship between judicial powers and serious human rights violations.

She is currently a senior researcher at the Observatory on Disappearances and Impunity in Mexico. She has multiple publications, most recently Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America co-edited with Rachel Sieder and Tatiana Alfonso (Routledge, 2019) and El Estado y los derechos humanos: México, Uruguay y Ecuador (2020) co-authored with Francisco Valdés and Luis Daniel Vázquez, and Disappearances in the Post-transition Era in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2021) co-edited with Barbara Frey and Leigh Payne.