Yuna Blajer de la Garza
Professor Blajer’s research and teaching focus on contemporary political theory. She studies inequalities in democracies by examining how democratic institutions are translated (or distorted) into everyday practices and norms. She is interested in debates of democratic and critical theory, relational egalitarianism, citizenship, nationalism, and the “side-effects” of otherwise desirable formal institutions, among other things. Methodologically, she combines normative political theory and ethnographic methods; and has carried out research in Mexico and France. Her research has been published in Politics and Society and the European Journal of Political Theory. She is currently working on a book on belonging and citizenship in contemporary democracies. Before joining Loyola, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University.
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2019