Valeria Vegh Weis

Valeria Vegh Weis, LL.M, PhD., is Argentinean and teaches Criminology and Transitional Justice at Buenos Aires University (UBA) and National Quilmes University (Argentina). She is currently a Research Fellow at Universität Konstanz Zukunftskolleg, where she researches on the role of human rights and victims’ organizations in the confrontation of state crimes. From 2019 to 2021, Vegh Weis was an Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin, where she still teaches state crime criminology.

She holds a Ph.D. in Law and an LL.M. in Criminal Law from UBA and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University. She has held different fellowships including the Fulbright and the Hauser Global Scholarships. Her book Marxism and Criminology: A History of Criminal Selectivity (BRILL 2017, Haymarket Books 2018) was awarded the Choice Award by the American Library Association and the Outstanding Book Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. She is also the co-author of Bienvenidos al Lawfare with Raúl Zaffaroni and Cristina Caamaño (in Spanish Capital Intelectual 2020, in Portuguese Tirant Le Blanch 2021, in English Brill 2023) and Criminalization of Activism (Routledge 2021), as well as many articles and book chapters in the topics of criminology, transitional justice and criminal law. She has fifteen years of experience working in criminal courts and international organizations, and is the winner of the American Society of Criminology DCCSJ Critical Criminology of the Year Award (2021).


Dr. Valeria Vegh Weis
Research Fellow
Zukunftskolleg/Departments of Law & Literature
University of Konstanz