Carla is a Chilean lawyer. She has been a lecturer of Introduction to Political, Economic and Social Thought at the Economics and Business School of Universidad de Chile and teaching assistant for Criminal Law and other subjects at Universidad de Chile and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Law Faculties. Later she worked as a legislative advisor at the Chilean Congress, and after that, she practised law in criminal litigation. She was awarded an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2018.

The title of her research is: "Time limitations to the prosecution of crimes: a theoretical and comparative study of English and German law" under the supervision of Dr Matthew Dyson and Prof Julian Roberts. At Oxford, she has served as teaching assistant for FHS Advanced Criminal Law, has taught in the master's course on Advanced and Comparative Criminal Law and convenes the Southernising Criminology Discussion Group.

Carla is interested in theoretical and empirical issues related to crime, violence, state powers, criminal justice and legitimacy.


Research Interests

Comparative law, criminal law, criminology, public policy, political theory, jurisprudence.

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