Professor of Law and Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow; Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs; Associate Director, IU Center for Documentary Research and Practice
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- Phone (812) 856-1516
- Location Baier Hall 257
- B.A., University of Michigan 1993
- J.D., Harvard University 1998
- Documentary film director and executive producer
- Director, IU Ph.D. Minor in Human Rights Program, (2010 - )
- Visiting Professor and Researcher, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (1998-1999)
- Corporate Attorney, Clifford Chance, London and New York (1997-2001)
- Experience with a number of human rights and community development organizations and NGOs in Latin America (1993-1999)
Christiana Ochoa has focused the majority of her scholarship on the question of how economic activity intersects with human well-being. Before joining the faculty in 2003, she had worked at the global law firm, Clifford Chance, where she dedicated her efforts to cross-border capital markets and asset-finance transactions. She had also worked for a number of human rights and non-governmental organizations in Colombia, Brazil and Nicaragua. Together with her life-experience in Latin America, this work focused her attention on governance in the field of business and human rights. Since that time, her research on governance mechanisms has expanded into the field of law and development.
Her scholarship in these areas has been published widely, and her first documentary film, Otra Cosa No Hay/There is Nothing Else, was completed in 2014. She is pursuing fieldwork toward the production of a second documentary, which will focus on law as a set of tools for the realization of differing views of development. She is associate director of the IU Center for Documentary Research and Practice, a center within The Media School that brings together scholars and artists from across the university who will work on an array of nonfiction media projects.
Otra Cosa No Hay/ There Is Nothing Else: A film about communities, mining, and environmental conservation (2014).
- Regulating Conflict in the Context of Ignorance: An Analysis of U.S. Conflict Minerals Legislation (co-author, with Patrick Keenan), GOETTINGEN J. INT'L L. (2011).
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Compliance: Lessons from the International Law-International Relations Discourse, ST. CLARA J. OF INT'L L. (2011).
- The Future of Corporate Accountability for Violations of Human Rights, ASIL PROCEEDINGS OF THE 103RD ANN. MTG. 291 (2010).
- Disintegrating Customary International Law: Reactions to Withdrawing from Custom, 21 DUKE J. OF COMP & INT'L L. (2010).
- The International Finance Corporation’s New Africa, Latin America, and Caribbean Fund: Its Worrisome Start, and How to Fix It (co-author, with Patrick Keenan), 30 CAPCO J. FIN. TRANS. (2010).
- Guatemalan Transnational Feminists: How Their Search for Constitutional Equality Interplays with International Law, in CONSTITUTING EQUALITY: GENDER EQUALITY AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (Susan Williams, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2009).
- The Human Rights Potential of Sovereign Wealth Funds (with Patrick J. Keenan), 40 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 1151 (2009).
- The 2008 Ruggie Report: A Framework for Business and Human Rights, American Society of International Law Insights, Vol. 12, Issue 12 (June 18, 2008).
- From Odious Debt to Odious Finance: Avoiding the Externalities of a Functional Odious Debt Doctrine, 49 HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 109 (2008).
- Guatemala's Global Feminism and its Effects on the Guatemalan Constitution, 83 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1333 (2008).
- The Relationship of Participatory Democracy to Participatory Law Making, 15 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 5 (2008).
- Symposium Introduction: Democracy and the Transnational Private Sector, 15 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 1 (2008).
- The Individual and Customary International Law Formation, 48 VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 119 (2007).