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Juan Diego Galaz Carvjal , Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Juan Diego Galaz Carvjal

Ph.D. Candidate

c/o Law School
House 39
Trinity College, Dublin 2


Ph.D. Thesis: The Right to Resist and Deliberative Democracy: Constitutional Change in Chile  

Supervisor: Oran Doyle


Juan Diego is a PhD researcher in Constitutional Law. His research is focus on collective non-institutional political actions, mostly social movements, and constitutional changes. Juan Diego holds Bachelor of Theology degree (LST) from FAJE, Brazil. Before that, he obtained his BA in Philosophy from the Alberto Hurtado University and his LLM in Law from the University of Chile. Along with his academic interests, Juan Diego has developed work in support of social movements both in Chile and in Brazil. He is currently linked to the Mapuche (indigenous community) movements in southern Chile, and those in defence of the rain forest in the Amazon.


  • Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) Candidate - Trinity College, Dublin
  • LST in Theology - Faculdade Jesuita de Filosofia e Teologia, BH, MG,
  • LL.B in Legal and Social Sciences - University of Chile
  • B.A in Philosophy - Alberto Hurtado University

Research Interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Deliberative Democracy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Political Theology
  • Social movements
  • Resistance
  • Recognition


  • Director. Centro Universitario Ignaciano, Univesidad Alberto Hurtado. (2015 -2016)
  • Editorial Board Revista MENSAJE (2014 -2017)
  • Board member. Escuela de discernimiento político, Oscar Romero. (2015 - 2016)
  • Director of Legal Area. Jesuits Migrant and Refugees Service. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. (2012-2014)
  • Legal Assistance. Jesuits Migrant Service. Arica, Chile. (2010-2011)
  • Director Tri-frontera initiative. Peru – Bolivia - Chile. (2009-2011)

Memberships / Associations

  • Centro de Estudios Socioculturales (CISOC) - Santiago, Chile
  • Plataforma Pela Reforma do Sistema Politico - Manaos, Amazonas, Brazil