Valentina Luketa

Ph.D. student
Indiana University
Law and Anthropology

Valentina Luketa is a Ph.D. student with the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Constitutional Design at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington.

In her graduate studies Valentina focuses on theory of founding documents in effort to propose alternatives to liberal framework of constitution. Valentina utilizes theories of new materialism in effort to challenge the traditional understanding of founding documents as physical documents and law as a written word.

Before joining academia, Valentina Luketa has worked in the nonprofit sector, and earned her B.A in International Relations and Diplomacy from Schiller International University, Germany and her M.A in International Human Rights Law from American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. Valentina has spent the past three years in Egypt where she actively participated in various legal campaigns promoting women’s rights in post-revolutionary Egypt on the grassroots level.