Alexandra Huneeus studies the judicialization of politics, the politics of human rights, and legal culture in Latin America. Her Ph.D. dissertation centered on the Chilean judiciary’s changing attitude towards cases of Pinochet-era human rights violations. She teaches sociology of law, human rights, Latin American legal institutions, and international law.
Before joining the UW faculty in 2007, Professor Huneeus was a fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. She received her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (2006), and her J.D. from Boalt Hall, the Berkeley Law School (2001).
Prof. Huneeus teaches Human Rights, Politics and Society in the Legal Studies Department, and International Law in the Law School.