Andrea Vilan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Robertson Hall


  • Human Rights
  • International Organizations & Law
  • Public Policy
  • Transnational Activism
  • Latin American Politics


I conduct research on human rights, transnational activism, international law, and the impact of domestic politics on international cooperation, particularly in Latin America. My book project examines how the distributive and moral conflicts that human rights treaties activate within civil society hinder the incorporation of international treaty provisions into domestic law. The manuscript is based on my dissertation, which won the award for best dissertation from the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association in 2019. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and hold degrees in international relations from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina.