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Dr. Valeria Vegh Weis LL.M.

Criminal Law & Criminology

Alexander von Humboldt Scholarhsip holder

Boltzmannstraße 3
14195 Berlin

Born 1985 in Buenos Aires

seit 2019 Habilitation, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2015-2016 Master in International Legal Studies, New York University, USA
seit 2018 Post-Doctoral Degree in Law, Buenos Aires University, Argentina
2010-2015  Ph.D. in Law
2010-2012  Post-Graduate Degree in University Teaching
2009-2013  Master in Criminal Law
 2003-2008  Graduate Degree in Law

  • Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos and Indian Law Socitey (ILS), post-graduate studies in mental health, legislation and human rights, Argentina and India (online): Mental Health Law from a Human Rights Perspective, 2019- present
  • Quilmes National University, Master in Criminology, Argentina: Criminology, Mar. 2013 - present (online)
  • Buenos Aires University, School of Law, Argentina: Transitional Justice, Aug. 2021 (online), Criminology, Mar. 2012– present (on leave)
  • Bolonia University, post-graduate courses in Latinamerica, Argentina: Constitutional law and Transitional Justice, 2019
  • Buenos Aires University, Medicine Law, post-graduate programme on basic transdisciplinary bioetic and legal tools in mental health, Argentina: Co-director, 2017-2018 (online)
  • Buenos Aires, School of Law, Master in Criminal Law, Argentina: Transitional Justice, 2017, History of Criminal Selectivity, 2017
  • University of the center of the Buenos Aires Province, School of Law, Master in Criminal Law, Argentina: Transitional Justice, 2017
  • Strathmore University, School of Law, Center of Gender and Transitional Justice, Kenya: Researcher under the supervision of the ITFY Prosecutor S. Brammertz at the first multi-racial education institution in East Africa, Jan. 2017 – Aug. 2017.
  • University Institute of Argentinean Federal Police, Argentina, Criminology, Mar. 2012 – Aug. 2015

Books in English

(with J. Lea) Historical experiences on criminalization of activism, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2021).

Marxism and criminology. A history of criminal selectivity. Boston: Brill (2017). ISBN 978-9004319561. Republished in paperback. Chicago: Haymarket Books (2018) ISBN 9781608469307

Books in Spanish

Marxismo y criminología.Una Historia de la selectividad penal, Buenos Aires: Ediar (forthcoming 2021)

(with R. Zaffaroni and C. Caamaño) Manual para destruir al Derecho Penal. Bievenidos al lawfare, Buenos Aires: Capital Intelectural (forthcoming 2020)

Books’ Chapters in English

(with K. Navarro) “Police education in the global south: an ambitious experience”, in D. Watson, Policing the Global South, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2021)

(with R. van Swaaningen) “Abolitionism and Transitional Justice”, in. C. Brants et al. (eds.) Making a difference: the impact of transitional justice (forthcoming 2021).

“Argentinean Truth Commission”, in Leuven University (ed.) Romero: Memory Papers, Leuven: Leuven University Press (forthcoming 2021).

“The effects of seeking justice on behalf of the victims. A critical analysis of criminal trials in the Kenyan transitional justice process”, in U. Capone and R. Figari Layus (eds.) The effects of criminal trials, Leuven: Leuven University Press (forthcoming 2020).

“It is time. Towards a Southern Convict Criminology”, in J. I. Ross and F. Vianello (eds.) The future of Convict Criminology, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2020).

(with J. Sosa) “Contesting the collateral damage of imprisonment from below”, in M. J. Coyle and D. Scott (eds.) Contesting Carceral Logic: Knowledge and Practice in Penal Abolition, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2020).

“Criminal Selectivity in the Global History of Law”, in F. Bernat (ed.) Handbook on Global History of Law, Crime and Justice, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2020).

(with R. White) “Environmental victims and climate change activists”, in P. Davies and J. Tapley (eds.) Victimology: Research, Policy and Activism, London: Palgrave (forthcoming 2020).

“A marxist perspective on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development”, in J. Blaustein et al. (eds.), Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development, Bingley: Emerald (forthcoming 2020).

(with L. Montenegro) “The green wave! Resistance in festivals as part of the female empowerment process in Argentina”, in R. Finkel and L. Platt, Gendered Violence at International Festivals, London: Routledge, 2020.

“Policing in times of global governace. The counter-terrorism law as a platform for the suppression of Native-Argentineans’ social protest by the gendarmerie”, in K. Klára and V. Nagy (eds.) New perspectives in post-transitional policing studies, The Hague: Eleven, 2020.

Books’ Chapters in Spanish

“¿Qué es la selectividad penal?”, in AAVV, Criminología latinoamericana en el siglo XXI: principales problemáticas (forthcoming 2020).

Memoria, Verdad y Justicia en Argentina, in V. Scalia and F. Tenorio, Derechos humanos en Latinoamérica (forthcoming 2020).

“Derechos de los pueblos”, in M. J. Lubertino, DESCA, Buenos Aires: Eudeba (forthcoming 2020).

(with J. Sosa) “Combatiendo el estigma post-carcelario desde abajo”, in A. Alagia (ed.) Libro UBANEX (forthcoming 2020).

“Lecciones de la experiencia argentina para la construcción de una narrativa transicional en Colombia”, in M. Reed and C. Umaña La verdad al encuentro de la paz: problemas, críticas y oportunidades, Bogotá: Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2020.

Books’ Chapters in Portuguese

(with M. Katz) “El povo organizado. El caso Andalgalá”, in M. D. Budó et al. (eds) Introdução à Criminologia Verde (forthcoming 2020).

Articles in English

(with D. Zysman) Literature on Corporate Crime and White-Collar Crime Criminology in Latin-America, Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime (forthcoming 2021).

(with C. Cunneen) can indigenous truth commissions overcome the legacies of colonialism? a study on the Australian-Canadian experience to explore possible paths in Argentina, International Journal of Transitional Justice (submitted)

(with B. Magnin) Essential crimes, Critical Criminology (submitted)

(with D. O Friedrichs) Covid-19 and the U.S. health care industry. towards a ‘Critical Health Criminology’ within State Crime Studies, State Crime Journal (submitted).

Transitional Justice, Opinio Juris Symposium -- 20th Anniversary of Ruti Teitel's Transitional Justice, 2020.

(with S. de Carvalho and D. Goyes) Politics and Indigenous victimisation: the case of Brazil, British Journal of Criminology(forthcoming 2020).

Review of Tony Platt. Beyond these walls: rethinking crime and punishment in the United States, Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order (forthcoming 2020).

Encyclopedia entries in English

Critical Criminology, in D. Jones-Brown and C. Barrow, Encyclopedia of race, crime, and justice: an encyclopedia of the American mosai, California: Greenwood (forthcoming 2020).

Articles in Spanish

(with C. Cunneen) ¿Una CONADEP Indígena? Un estudio sobre las comisiones de la verdad indígenas en Australia y Canadá para explorar posibles caminos en Argentina, Estudios sobre Genocidio (submitted)

(with G. Croxatto) Los encierros, Cohete a la luna, Apr. 2020.

La memoria en tiempos de pandemia, Observatorio CLACSO, Apr. 2020.