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Santiago Virgüez-Ruiz

Professional Title: 

Graduate Student


Thompson 512


Office Hours: 

Fall 2021 Wednesdays 10:00 - 12:00 on Zoom


LLB and BA Political Science, Universidad de Los Andes; JSM, Stanford Law School


Santiago is a political science Ph.D. student interested in police reform and comparative judicial politics. His research examines the intersections between police reform, legal mobilization, and participatory security in Latin America. As a multidisciplinary scholar, he incorporates political economy and text-as-data approaches into his work. 

LLB and BA in Political Science from Universidad de Los Andes, and JSM from Stanford Law School, he has also worked in Dejusticia as a researcher on access to justice and criminal policy.

Peer-reviewed publications:

Rodríguez, Juan Carlos and Virgüez, Santiago. 2020. Policy Analysis in the Colombian Constitutional Court. In Policy Analysis in Colombia. Bristol: Bristol University Press. (access here)

Virgüez, Santiago. 2018. Congresspeople in the Courtroom: Analysis of the use of Constitutional Complaints by Members of Congress in Colombia 1992-2015. Colombia Internacional 96: 57-85. (access here)