Dr. Valeria Vegh Weis

Affiliate Researcher

Main Focus

  • History of crime, punishment and criminal law
  • Criminology
  • State Crime
  • Transitional Justice
  • Global South

Current Project

Curriculum Vitae

since 2021
5-Year Zukunftkolleg Research Fellow, Universität Konstanz, Germany

since 2012
Professor of Criminology, University of Buenos Aires, Law School, Argentina (on partial leave)

since 2011
Public Servant, Criminal Public Defender, Argentina (on leave)

2019 – 2021
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin, Law School, Germany

Legal Expert, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory, Germany 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin, Law School, Germany

Legal Expert, International Center for Transitional Justice, Kenya

Research Fellow, New York University, Law School, USA and online

Criminal Court Clerk, Argentina


LL.M. in International Legal Studies, New York University, Law School, USA
GPA: 3.59/4.0

Ph.D. in Law, Area Criminal Law, University of Buenos Aires, Law School, Argentina
Title: History of Criminal Selectivity: A Reading from Marx, Engels and the Contemporary Marxist Thought 

Post-Graduate Studies in Criminal Law. Buenos Aires University, Arg.

Graduate Degree in Law. Buenos Aires University, Arg.

Participation in Research Projects

Research Project DECYT. A Study on Penal Punitivity in Argentina. Analysis on legislative, judicial and penitentiary sources. 2000-2006, 2018-2020

Research Project Culture and Criminal Law (in interconnection with the Anthropology School), 2013-2015

Research Project DECYT. The Right to Education in Prison, 2012-2015

Research Project UBACYT Human Rights and Alternatives to Imprisonment, 2011-2015

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