Mayra Feddersen

Mayra Feddersen

  • Doctor of Philosophy with a specialty in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California-Berkeley.      
  • Master of Laws, University of California-Berkeley.      
  • Bachelor in Legal and Social Sciences, Universidad Diego Portales.      

Professor Feddersen is the deputy director of CIDS. Her research focuses on the analysis of extralegal factors in the formulation of laws, in Congress and within the executive. Her projects contemplate the study of digital technologies and the role of bureaucracies in the creation and implementation of the law. Likewise, Dr. Feddersen investigates the construction of meanings through the use of ideas and paradigms in the migration policies of 7 South American countries, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay between 1900 and 2018.

Among the representative products of these lines of research are:

  • Feddersen, M., & Santana, LE (2021). Unpacking the democratic affordances of CrowdLaw concept and practice: ‘It feels like being part of the game.’ Politics.      
  • Legislative bureaucracies: ethnography on middle-level public officials in Chile. Revista de Derecho (Valdivia), 33 (1), 53-73, 2020.      
  • The Persistence of the Security Paradigm in the Regulation of Entry Impediments. Magazine Oñati Socio-Legal Series. Accepted for publication: September 13, 2020, in production.      
  • Wilenmann, Javier & Feddersen, Mayra. Contentious Mobilization Of The Law: Analysis Of The Chilean Spring in Research Handbook on Law, Social Movements and Social Change. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021. Editors: Steve Boutcher (UMass Amherst), Corey Shdaimah (U of Maryland), and Michael Yarbrough (CUNY-John Jay).      

At CIDS, Professor Feddersen participates in the Law and Territory projects; and culture and public policies.