Andrea De La Barrera Montppellier


BA International Relations, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Guadalajara, 2004

Master in Political Sociology, Instituto Mora, Mexico City, 2014


Gender Equality, Gendered Justice, Violence Against Women, Judiciaries, Institutions, Human Rights, Mexico

Research Interest

My research interest is to understand the persistence of sexism and gender discrimination. My research has focused on the disputes on the meaning of equality within the legal definitions used by the Mexican Supreme Court. Now, I will look into disputes in the everyday meanings of gender and equality in social institutions. I have a broad interest on studying women’s human rights movements and public interactions on the street, the workforce, and social media.


Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Andrea holds a BA in International Relations from ITESO (2004). Since 2003, she has collaborated in different human rights advocacy strategies ranging from international litigation and fundraising to accountability, awareness raising, capacity-building and networking. In 2006, she was awarded a place at the Human Rights Advocacy Program (HRAP) at Columbia University for her leadership on the defense of human rights. Since 2010, she has been an independent consultant on gender equality and human rights collaborating both with non-governmental organizations and governmental organizations. Andrea obtained her MA in Political Sociology from Instituto Mora in 2014. Her research focused on tracing disputes of the meaning of Gender Equality in judicial rulings at Mexican Supreme Court. She was a visiting scholar at Harvard University in 2014 at the Sociology Department. Currently, Andrea holds a COMEXUS Fulbright – García Robles Scholarship for her PhD studies.