Rachel Sieder

Women on the Bench Project

Senior Researcher, CMI and Research Professor, CIESAS, in Mexico City


Political scientist whose research interests are located within an inter-disciplinary field which straddles politics, legal anthropology, and legal sociology.
Her research interests cover indigenous rights, human rights, judicial reform, access to justice, legal pluralism and counter-hegemonic forms of globalization. Her geographic area of specialization is Guatemala and Central America.
Sieder is currently senior research professor at the Centro de Investigaciones y Educación Superior en Antropología Social (CIESAS) in Mexico City, and research fellow at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London, where she held the post of senior lecturer in politics until 2008.

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Women on the Bench: The Role of Female Judges in Fragile States
2018 - 2021

Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America
2014 - 2017