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Dr. Claudio   López-Guerra
Dr. Claudio López-Guerra
Associate Professor of Political Science and PPEL (Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law)

Claudio López-Guerra joined the Department of Political Science and the program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) at the University of Richmond in the fall of 2019. He previously taught for eleven years at CIDE in Mexico City. He specializes in the normative study of democratic institutions and general issues in ethics and public policy. His work has appeared in journals such as Philosophy and Public Affairs, The Journal of Political Philosophy, and Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He is author of Democracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions (Oxford University Press, 2014) and co-editor of Rationality, Democracy, and Justice: The Legacy of Jon Elster (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Grants and Fellowships

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow, Princeton University Center for Human Values, 2015-16


Democracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

"Equal Subjects," Philosophy & Public Affairs. Vol. 45, No. 4. 2017. 

"Immigration, Membership and Justice." In D. Allen and S. Rohini, Difference Without Domination. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2020. 

“The Enfranchisement Lottery.” Politics, Philosophy & Economics. Vol 10. No. 2. 2011. 

“Should Expatriates Vote?” The Journal of Political Philosophy. Vol. 13. No. 2. 2005.

Ph.D., Columbia University 2008
Contact Information
202H Weinstein Hall
(804) 289-8530
Areas of Expertise
Political philosophy
Democratic theory
Institutional design
Immigration ethics