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Mayra Feddersen


Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Email: feddersen.mayra@gmail.com


Born in Chuquicamata, Chile, Ms. Feddersen earned her Law degree from Diego Portales University. Between 2006 and 2009, Mayra was a researcher at the Human Rights Center. During those years, Ms. Feddersen was an active litigator in favor of disenfranchised minorities in national and international tribunals. In 2011 Mayra earned an L.L.M. from Berkeley Law, and in 2012 she started her doctoral studies at the Jurisprudence and Policy Program at the University of Berkeley California.

Calvin Morrill, Stephen Rushin, Mayra Feddersen. Forthcoming 2014. "Mobilization of Law." In James D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition). Oxford, England: Elsevier Limited.

Plaut, V.C., Tecle, A., & Feddersen, M. 2013. A sociocultural analysis of U.S. immigration law and psychology in Tartakovsky, E. (Ed.), Immigration: Policies, Challenges and Impact. Hauppuge, NY: NOVA Science Publishers.


Attorney at Law, Diego Portales University (Chile)
L.L.M. Berkeley Law (2011)


Sociology of Law, Immigration and Law, Immigration and Citizenship


Fulbright Scholar in 2012.
Human Rights Fellow 2014, Human Rights Center, Berkeley Law.

Academic Experiences:

Researcher at the Human Rights Center, Diego Portales University (Chile)

Employment Experiences:

Assistant researcher at the Justice Center for the Americas (CEJAS)
Assistant Professor of Law (Diego Portales University, Chile)

Curriculum Vitae