Julieta Mira

Julieta Mira has devoted her academic career to studying and researching the central human rights issues of “justice, memory, and truth”, which have a particularly unique and intense meaning for societies that are “dealing with the past”, such as her native Argentina. Other main topics of her research include justice reform, criminal justice, the sociology of law, the legal profession, and legal activism. She has a PhD in social sciences and studied sociology and law at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Her master’s degree is in human rights and democratization, and was obtained from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC, Venice). She has also been a Professor of Human Rights at the National University of San Martín (UNSAM). Currently, she works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMdP) in Argentina.


Mira, Julieta. “Jueces que dicen el derecho: Levene y Maier reformadores de la justicia penal argentina”, Revista Temas Sociológicos, Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Chile, no. 26, forthcoming, to be published in July 2020. 

Mira, Julieta. “Follow the Actors: Ethnographic Keys for Understanding Legal Activism for Criminal Justice Reform in Argentina”. The Age of Human Rights Journal, no. 13,  (2019): 63-74.  https://doi.org/10.17561/tahrj.n13.4, https://revistaselectronicas.ujaen.es/index.php/TAHRJ/article/view/5124

Mira, Julieta. “Cosmologies of Federal Criminal Procedural Reform: Democratizing and Humanizing Criminal Justice in Argentina.” In Criminal Legalities in the Global South. Cultural Dynamics, Political Tensions, and Institutional Practices, edited by Pablo Ciocchini and George Radics, 105-123. Abingdon/NewYork: Routledge, 2019.

All Publications from Julieta Mira:

  • Institutional Violence in the Time of Coronavirus: Argentina and its Democratic Deficit

    The mandatory lockdown and social distancing decreed by the National Government of the Argentine Republic in Decree No. 297/2020 has been the policy designed to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This way of addressing the crisis in a timely and initially efficient manner, in contrast to other countries in the region, gained Argentina international recognition. Simultaneously, the new President of the Nation, Alberto Fernández from the Justicialist Party, (Partido Justicialista, PJ)—also known as the Peronist movement—managed to get a very high level of support from the population by promoting this set of measures to deal with the pandemic. This entailed health, social, and economic measures to protect the most vulnerable sectors and workers.

  • Infringement of academic freedoms and counter-strategies | CAPS 22

    When fragility also crosses us, when state violence knocks on our doors or when we academics are the people persecuted or exiled, everything takes on a different meaning in our lives and work