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Beyond Origins: Rethinking Founding in an Age of Constitutional Democracy (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016).

De la Exclusión a la Participación: Pueblos Indígenas y Sus Derechos Colectivos en el Ecuador, Quito: Abya Yala Press, 2000, edited.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles & Essays

“The Meaning and Perils of Presidential Refounding in Latin America.”  Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 21:4 (December 2014).

 “Founding.”  The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought.  (Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 2014).

“Power, Powerlessness, and Petroleum: Indigenous Environmental Claims and the Limits of Transnational Law.”  New Political Science 33: 2 (June 2011): 143-167.

Book Chapters, Reviews and Other Journal Articles

“Review of Marc Becker’s ¡Pachakutik! Indigenous Movements and Electoral Politics in Ecuador.”  Latin American Politics and Society 55:3 (Winter 2013): 200-203.

“Review of Paul Apostolidis’ Break in The Chains: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America About Democracy.”  Perspectives on Politics 10:2 (June 2012).

“A Revolution in Law’s Republic: Arendt and Michelman in Dialogue.” HannahArendt Net: Zeitschrift für Politisches Denke, Bd. 5, No. 1 (2009).

“De la exclusion étnica a derechos colectivos: Un análisis político del Ecuador.”  In Angélica M. Bernal, ed.  De la Exclusión a la Participación: Pueblos Indígenas y Sus Derechos Colectivos en el Ecuador.  (Quito: Abya Yala Press, 2000).


 “The Law and Politics of ‘Good Living’: Buen Vivir, Extractivism, and the Naturalization of Sovereignty” (under review)


“The Lost Revolution: Arendt and the Haiti Revolution” (presented at NPSA 2014; in preparation for journal submission)

“On the Agency of the Non-Human World: A View from Latin America” (manuscript in preparation for journal submission 2015, presented at APSA 2014 with Elva Orozco-Mendoza)

“Social Justice Campaigns and the Bodily Harm Frame in Comparative Perspective” (with Nandini Deo for presentation at WPSA 2015)

“Populist Constitutionalism in the Andes” with Martin Botelho Mendoza and Raul Sanchez Urribari (manuscript in progress, in preparation for submission; presented at LASA & APSA 2013)