Paola Bergallo

Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies (October 2022)

Paola Bergallo (JSD and JSM, Stanford Law School; LLM, Columbia University) is an associate professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella where she teaches in the Law School and, by courtesy, in the Master of Public Policy at the School of Government. Bergallo’s research interests include law and public policy and comparative constitutional approaches to gender and social rights in Latin America. She is also a member of CONICET, a fellow of the Center for Law and Social Transformation at the University of Bergen, and the director of the Gender Program at Fundar (Foundation for Argentine Development). Bergallo has worked extensively in the reform of legal education developing innovative law programs in Buenos Aires and across Latin America, where she has taught and worked as a founding member of Red Alas, a network of law professors committed to mainstream gender and sexuality matters in legal education. For her research on reproductive rights and public policy, Bergallo has been appointed as an expert witness before the National Congress of Argentina, the Colombian Constitutional Court, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Her work on environmental, health, and food rights has been developed in projects of the Nordic Trust Fund of the World Bank, FAO, UNFPA, and PAHO, and has also been influential in decisions of the Argentine Supreme Court and regional bodies. Bergallo co-directs the Collection Derecho y Política at Siglo XXI Editores and is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal on Latin American Law and the Journal on Controversial Ideas.