The Agrarian Studies Colloquium presents María Paula Saffon Sanín, research associate and professor of Political and Social Sciences and the doctoral program in law, Center for Justice Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México:
“When Theft Becomes Grievance: The Violation of Land Rights as a Cause of Land Reform Claims in Latin America.”
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María Paula Saffon Sanín received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in New York. She also holds a law degree (summa cum laude) from the Universidad de los Andes, where she also completed a master’s degree in legal theory. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Society of Fellows and the Department of Political Science at Princeton University between 2015 and 2017. Her fields of expertise are comparative political history, empirical studies of law, and political and constitutional theory. Her research topics include mobilization and social movements, ethnic and peasant groups, property rights, transitional justice, violence, human rights, democracy, and constitutionalism. She is also a research associate at the Dejusticia Studies Center (Bogotá).