Paulina Ochoa Espejo

I am an associate professor of political science at Haverford College. I work at the intersection of democratic theory and the history of political thought, especially on questions about democratic legitimacy, popular sovereignty and populism, immigration and the right to exclude, the territorial borders of the democratic state, and democracy in 19th century Latin America.

My book, The Time of Popular Sovereignty: Process and the Democratic State, was published by Penn State University Press.  I am currently working on a new book manuscript: Just Borders: Peoples, Territories, and the Rights of Place.

I am one of the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Populism (OUP, 2017).