Francisca M. POU GIMÉNEZ

Ciudad de México

Postgraduate studies in United States, 1997

I was born in Felanitx (Mallorca) in 1973. I hold an undergrad Law Degree by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1995), and a Masters (1999) and a Doctorate Degree (2005) by the Yale Law School. From 2004 to 2011, I was a law clerk to Justice José Ramón Cossío at the Mexican Supreme Court. From August 2011, I am part of the Law Faculty at ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México),  tenured from 2018. I am a Level II Reseracher at the Mexican National System of Researchers. For six years, I was the editor-in-chief of a peer-reviewed legal theory journal, Isonomía, and right now I serve on the Board of several academic journals. My main field is Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Law. My writing focuses on courts, rights and constitutions. As four courts, I am interested in institutional design, judicial communication, and generally, judicial review - related issues. As for rights, I have focused on quality and non-discrimination, freedom of speech, multi-level rights protecrtion, proportionality analysis, procedural channels of rights protection. As for constitutions, I have written about Mexican patterns of constitutional change, and about Mexican and Latin American constitutionalism, viewed from a comparative perspective. Finally, I am increasingly involved in gender issues: sexual and reproductive rights, adjudication with gender.sensitivity, as well as "gender and constitutionalism approaches". I am at the general directing board of SELA (Seminario en Latinoamérica deTeoría Constitucional y Política), of the Mexican Chapter of I-con (International Society of Public Law), and belong to other national and international research networks.

Francisca M.'s fellowship

Postgraduate studies in United States, 1997

Studies pursued with the fellowship


Type of studies

Master degree or equivalent

Host university or research centre

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Speciality of studies pursued with the fellowship

General law

Home university

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Home speciality

General law