Ana-Isabel Braconnier

Latin American Studies; Summer Fieldwork Grantee (2017)
Affiliated Graduate Students Summer Fieldwork Grantees Alumni

Ana-Isabel Braconnier is a PhD student in the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research embraces multicultural and intercultural studies as well as law and society studies. She is interested in understanding the social and political relations within the courtrooms in Guatemala which shape the ground for indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights discourses. Before joining the doctoral program, she occupied several positions as a socio-political consultant for nonprofit organizations in Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango. Recently, she has focused on legal pluralism, indigenous peoples’ rights to land, territory and access to justice, and the judiciary in Guatemala. As a consultant for the Mayan Bar Association of Guatemala, she accomplished an ethnographic study about the judicial politics in Guatemala from an indigenous and gender perspective (2014-2015). She holds a master’s degree in Comparative Political Sociology with a focus on Latin America from Sciences Po Paris (2006-2009) and a bachelor’s in Political Science from the same school in its Latin American Campus in Poitiers, France (2003-2006).