Veronica Herrera

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

My research investigates how urban communities interact with the state to impact the provision of local public services and confront local environmental hazards, with a regional focus on Latin America. My focus in recent work is on the rise of advocacy networks and environmental litigation surrounding exposure to toxic contamination in Latin American cities. I am the author of Water and Politics: Clientelism and Reform in Urban Mexico (University of Michigan Press, 2017) and have published articles in Comparative Politics, World Development and Latin American Politics & Society. My research has been supported by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard, the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Social Science Research Council-Mellon Mays Initiative, UC-Mexus and the Fulbright Commission.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

Education

  • 2011 
    University of California, Berkeley, PhD, Political Science