Associate Professor of Political Science
Angelica Bernal specializes on issues of founding and refounding, popular constitutionalism, and indigenous rights and social movements in Latin America. She is interested in examining the mechanisms and challenges involved in the creation and recreation of political orders, the significance of constitution-making and the law in processes of extraordinary politics, and the role of popular power and “the people” in enacting and legitimating radical political change. She recently completed a book manuscript titled Beyond Origins: Rethinking Founding in an Age of Constitutional Democracy (forthcoming, Oxford University Press 2016). Following on this book, Angelica is working on a new project on indigenous protest and resistance against natural resource extraction focusing on the cases of Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru.