A Sense of Justice
Legal Knowledge and Lived Experience in Latin America
Edited by Sandra Brunnegger and Karen Ann Faulk



Leticia Barrera is a researcher from CONICET (Argentina’s National Research Council) at Instituto Superior de Estudios Sociales. Her scholarly work focuses on the production and circulation of knowledge among legal experts. Her works include the book La Corte Suprema en escena: Una ethnografia del mundo judicial (Buenos Aires, Siglo XXI Editores, 2012); “Relocalizing the Judicial Space: Place, Access and Mobilization in Post-Crisis Argentina” (Law, Culture and the Humanities, 2012); and “Performing the Court: The Politics of Judicial Transparency in Argentina” (PoLAR: The Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 2013).

Alonso Barros is a lawyer (PUCCh) with a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge and 20 years of native title research and advocacy among the Mesoamerican and Andean peoples. He currently serves as Senior Research Associate at the Fundación Desierto de Atacama (Chile), a nonprofit organization for cultural and environmental protection.

Sandra Brunnegger, a social anthropologist, is a Fellow and Lecturer at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. She is currently a Fung Global Fellow at Princeton University. She writes on human and indigenous rights, indigenous legal systems, transitional justice, environmental concerns, and social movements.

Karen Ann Faulk is an anthropologist and research professor with the Centro de Estudios Sociológicos at the Colegio de México. In addition to several articles and book chapters, she is the author of the book In the Wake of Neoliberalism: Citizenship and Human Rights in Argentina (Stanford University Press, 2013), an ethnography of postneoliberal justice in Argentina.

Mark Goodale is Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Lausanne and Series Editor of Stanford Studies in Human Rights. He is the author or editor of 12 books, including Anthropology and Law: A Critical Introduction (NYU Press, 2017).

Marta Magalhães Wallace is a research associate in social anthropology and a teaching associate in Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge. She has done work on processes of urban transformation, heritage-making, citizenship, and violence in Brazil. She is currently working on a new project about crisis, austerity, and mental health in contemporary Europe.

Juan Pablo Vera Lugo is currently a PhD candidate at Rutgers University and an assistant professor in social anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia.

Graham Denyer Willis is a University Lecturer in Development and Latin American Studies and a Fellow of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. His book The Killing Consensus: Police, Organized Crime and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil was published by the University of California Press in 2015.