Ana is a Reader in Law at the School of Law, University of Warwick. She holds a D.Phil. in Law (Oxford, 2012), an M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Distinction, Oxford, 2008), an M.A. in Sociology of Law (I.I.S.L., 2005) and a B.A. in Law (Honours, Buenos Aires, 2002). Her research work looks at the intersections between criminal law and criminal justice, on the one hand, and border regimes, on the other, and explores the impact of such intertwining on the national criminal justice institutions and on those subject to the resulting set of controls. She is interested in examining questions of citizenship and belonging in criminal justice, and law's instrumental and symbolic power for boundary drawing. She has done research on the criminal courts and the police. Her work draws from socio-legal and criminological theories and approaches. She is also interested in criminal law theory, post-colonial theory, and on the globalization and internationalization of criminal justice.
Ana is currently conducting an ethnographic research on the policing of migration in the UK. This project investigates the growing cooperation between immigration enforcement and the police, and explores the new contours of law enforcement in the context of globalization, and will be the basis of a monograph on the subject.
Before joining Warwick, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford, and as Stipendiary Lecturer in Criminal Law at Wadham College, Oxford, having previously taught criminal law and criminology courses at Oxford and Buenos Aires. She practiced international human rights law as staff attorney at the Center for Justice and International Law in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Washington DC, USA. Ana is the Director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Warwick Law School. She serves in the editorial boards of Theoretical Criminology, Delito & Sociedad, and the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice.