Ximena Benavides Reverditto, J.S.D., Yale Law School
Ximena Benavides is a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Associate in the Ethics, Politics & Economics Program of the Department of Political Science at Yale University. She is also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and Affiliated Faculty at the Yale Institute of Global Health. Curious about the intersections of law, public policy, and political economy, her research on access to health and democratic innovation focuses on biotechnology innovation, equitable access tools, and conflicts of interest in healthcare governance in the U.S. and in a global context. At present, she is working on the CIHR-PHAC Infectious Disease Innovation Governance project at the Health Law Institute of Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, examining the WHO’s mRNA technology transfer program. As a Yale Institute for Global Health Fellow, in 2021 she worked for GAVI, COVAX Facility on equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Her scholarship has been supported by U.S. research institutes, including Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and is published or forthcoming in U. of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and UPenn Journal of Law and Social Change as well as in the form of book chapters of edited volumes.
As a Wurtele Gallery Teacher (2017-2022) at Yale University Art Gallery, she lectures on the Artful Thinking pedagogy to train visual intelligence, critical thinking, and inclusive leadership in legal education.
Before coming to Yale, Dr. Benavides practiced law of regulated industries advising governments, international organizations, and the industry in cross-border transactions and international arbitration for more than a decade in New York and Lima, Peru, and held in-house legal counsel and corporate positions where she now collaborates on strategies for diverse and inclusive governance. Born in Peru, where she received her law degree magna cum laude and was an Assistant Law Professor, Dr. Benavides is a graduate of Yale Law School holding a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and a Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.). At Yale, she has been a recipient of the Fox International Fellowship, the Schell Center for International Human Rights Fellowship, the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy Fellow, and the ISPS Policy Graduate Fellowship, among others.