Christiana Ochoa

Photo portrait of Christiana Ochoa

Associate Vice Provost
Bryan Hall 107

Phone: (812) 855-2809
cochoa@indiana.edu

Christiana Ochoa joined the faculty at the IU Maurer School of Law in 2003. She has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Professor Ochoa has focused the majority of her scholarship on the question of how economic activity intersects with human well-being. Before joining the IU facutly, 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 currently 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.