Verónica Herrera is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Her research has focused on environment, participation and policymaking in Latin American cities. Her focus in recent work is on the rise of advocacy networks and environmental litigation surrounding exposure to toxic contamination in Latin American cities. She is author of Water and Politics: Clientelism and Reform in Urban Mexico (2017) and has published articles in Comparative Politics, World Development and Latin American Politics & Society. She has conducted field research in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. She received the Clarence Stone Early Career Award from the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, UC-Mexus, and the Fulbright Commission. She received her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in Political Science and graduated with High Honors from Swarthmore College.
Project: From Territorial Grievances to “Principled Ideas:” Constructing Environmental Citizenship in Latin American Cities