Francesca Gargallo

Francesca Gargallo (1956, Rome, Italy) is a writer, feminist, activist, teacher and editor who has been working in Mexico and the rest of Latin America since 1979. She has a degree in philosophy from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a postgraduate degree in Latin American Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is part of the Mexican and Latin American feminist movements, where she has worked with autonomous feminist collectives, indigenous and popular women, sexual dissidents and human rights. Her narrative participates in the thesis of contemporary non-universalist epistemology, which is situated, political, depatriarchalizing and decolonizing, in view of the experiences of peoples, ans several movements: feminist, women’s, peace, popular, ecological and artistic expressions that question and resist capitalist modernity. In 2002 she founded the degrees of Philosophy and History of Ideas and Literature and Literary Creation at the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM). In 2009, together with the academic and activist Norma Morgrovejo, she inaugurated the Seminar of Feminismo Nuestroamericano as a subject of the Master’s Degree in Defense and Promotion of Human Rights at the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM).

Main publications:

  • Tan derechas y tan humanas. Manual ético de los derechos humanos de las mujeres, México, Academia Mexicana de Derechos Humanos, 2000
  • Ideas feministas latinoamericanas, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, 2004
  • Feminismos desde Abya Yala. Ideas y proposiciones de las mujeres de 607 pueblos en nuestra América, Bogotá, Desde Abajo, 2012
  • Actuar desde la perplejidad

An interview in Spanish