Ana Alterio

Division of Social Sciences and Law
Department of Law

Ana Alterio

Full time professor
National Researcher (Level II)

Ana Micaela Alterio is a full-time professor of the Academic Department of Law at ITAM. She is a member of the National System of Researchers of CONACYT, Level 1.

She holds a master’s degree and a PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Rights from the University Carlos III of Madrid. Her thesis Una crítica democrática al neoconstitucionalismo y a sus implicancias políticas e institucionales [A democratic critique of neoconstitutionalism and its political and institutional implications] was awarded the extraordinary doctoral award. She also completed the Diploma of Political and Constitutional Studies at the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies of Madrid.

She got her lawyer degree in the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. In the same province, she worked as Human Rights Coordinator until 2007.

She has made research stays at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, as well as at Columbia University in New York.

She is currently co-president of the Mexican chapter of ICON-S (The International Society of Public Law), co-director of and part of the Red ALAS.

She is the author of the book Entre lo neo y lo nuevo del constitucionalismo latinoamericano [Between the neo and the new of Latin American constitutionalism] (Tirant Lo Blanch, 2021). She has several publications in international journals, book chapters and has co-coordinated with Roberto Niembro Ortega the books Constitucionalismo Popular en Latinoamérica [Popular Constitutionalism in Latin America] (Porrúa, 2014); La Suprema Corte y el matrimonio igualitario en México [The Supreme Court and equal marriage in Mexico] (IIJ-UNAM, 2017). Together with Alejandra Martínez Verástegui, she coordinated the book Feminismos y derecho [Feminisms and law] (SCJN, 2019).

Academic Studies

LLB, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
MA in Human Rights, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
PhD in Human Rights, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


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Topics of Interest

  • Philosophy of Law
  • Political Theory
  • Gender studies and feminism
  • Democracy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Human rights

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