Andrea Castagnola

Steering Committee Member,

Assistant professor at the School of Politics and Government at Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina.

Andrea Castagnola is Research leader for the Judicial Independence Unit and Steering Committee Member. She was assistant professor at Flacso-Mexico and holds a Post-Doc from the University of Bergen, Norway. She also holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on judicial politics in Latin America and comparative politics. Her work has been published in journals such as Journal of Politics, Journal of Politics in Latin America, British Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science and Política y Gobierno. She is currently the research leader for the Courts and Judicial Independence unit and coordinating several research projects about the independence of High Courts in Latin America. She also has two country case study books. One about judicial behavior in Mexico (Routledge 2016, also translated into Spanish) and one about the manipulation of courts in Argentina at the national and subnational level (Routledge 2017).


Judicial Politics in Mexico: The Supreme Court and the Transition to Democracy (Law, Courts and Politics) by Andrea Castagnola and Saul Lopez Noriega (2016)

Manipulating Courts in New Democracies: Forcing Judges off the Bench in Argentina by Andrea Castagnola (2017)



Political Fragmentation and Judicial Independence: An empirical study of Unconstitutional Actions in Paraguay 1995-2015
2017 - 2019

Manipulating Courts in New Democracies. Forcing Judges off the Bench in Argentina
2008 - 2016

The Mexican Supreme Court and the Transition to Democracy