- Frida Osorio Gonsen
Frida Osorio Gonsen is an Affiliated Assistant Professor at the Department of History at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from CONACYT to be a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University and in the Department of History at Concordia University, where she worked under the supervision of Professor Nora Jaffary. Contradicting a traditional understanding of Mexican Law history, her current research focuses on how the system of constitutional rights adjudication known as Amparo Suit became an important tool used by Mexican women in the Porfirian era to assume their rights of citizenship. It assesses how, in their efforts to stake their claim to seek redress for grievances committed under Porfirio Díaz’s dictatorship, Mexican women paradoxically contributed, on one hand, to give legitimacy to the extremely harsh centralization undertaken by the regime and, on the other, to standardize the civil law.