Valeria Vegh Weis
|Intro||Argentinean-German critical criminologist, criminal attorney, and university professor|
Valeria Vegh Weis is an Argentinean-German critical criminologist, criminal attorney, and university professor with expertise in criminal law, mental health law, and transitional justice.
Vegh Weis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She attended Escuela n° 9 Manuela Pedraza School and then high school at Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires.
Vegh Weis is a lawyer from Buenos Aires University Law School. She obtained her summa cum laude law degree from Buenos Aires University Law School. Later on, she pursued post-graduate studies in Criminal Law at Buenos Aires University School of Law and a Master in International Legal Studies at New York University. She also pursued a PhD in Law at the same university and defended her PhD thesis on a Marxist perspective of criminal selectivity..
She is currently working as a Professor of Criminology at Buenos Aires University and Quilmes National University while a research consultant for Professor Thane Rosenbaum at New York University. She has also been serving on the Argentinean Judiciary for more than ten years (2005 to today) and has been recently appointed as Associate Personnel at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
She has published extensively in Spanish and English on criminal law, criminology, transitional justice and mental health law.
She received the CONICET, Fulbright and Hauser Global Scholarships, the International Law and Human Rights and the Transitional Justice Fellowship, among many others awards. She has been a Lecturer for the World Health Organization, a Visiting Professor at Strathmore University, a Post-Doctoral Visiting Researcher at Freie Universitat Berlin and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History.
Books and chapters
- Vegh Weis, Valeria (2017). Marxism and Criminology. A History of Criminal Selectivity. Boston: Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-31956-1. The book has been released in paperback by Haymarket Books (2018) ISBN 9781608469307. The preface was written by Kent University Professor Roger Matthews and the foreword was authored by UC Berkeley Professor of Law Jonathan Simon. The book received the American Library Association Outstanding Academic Titles award in 2017. Art cover by Enzo Leone.
- Vegh Weis, Valeria (2014). "Las teorías de la pena desde el Marxismo" [The Theories of Punishment from A Marxist Perspective]. In Perez Alvarez, F. Moderno discurso penal y nuevas tecnologías: memorias (in Spanish). Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca. ISBN 978-84-9012-525-0.
- Vegh Weis, Valeria (2011). "Probation y Ejecución Penal" [Probation and Sentencing]. In Corach, Irene. 15 Años de Probation en Argentina: Responsabilidad Jurídica y Responsabilidad Subjetiva (in Spanish). Buenos Aires: Koyatun. ISBN 978-987-25733-9-3.