María Gracia Andía publishes a chapter in book on Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America

Universidad de San Andrés Professor of Law María Gracia Andía (PhD, Northeastern University) is an author in the new book edited by Professors Jason Pierceson (University of Illinois Springfield), Adriana Piatti-Crocker (University of Illinois Springfield) and Shawn Schulenberg (Marshall University), Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance.

Chapters explore the role of public opinion, political parties, courts and other institutions on the shaping of policies recognizing same-sex couples in the region. The volume also includes specific chapters on Argentina (written by Dr. Andía), Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and Uruguay.

Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, published the book. The book is a follow-up volume to Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships also published by Lexington in 2010.

Dr. Andía authored a chapter entitled “Legal Mobilization and the Road to Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina.” The chapter explores the legal activism of the LGBT movement in Argentina leading eventually to the adoption of same-sex marriage legislation.

Reviewers have called the book a “terrific follow up to Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas [that] presents an incisive and comprehensive picture of the evolution of the issue across Latin America” (Charles Anthony Smith, University of California-Irvine) and note that it “assembles some of the most innovative authors working on LGBT politics in Latin America” (Javier Corrales, Amherst College).

More information can be found at or contact Dr. María Gracia Andía at

Maria Gracia Andía is professor of law at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina. She is an associate researcher at the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) and a member of the Institute of Social Sciences Methodology at the National Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in Argentina. She has advised local governments, legislators, and international organizations on legal and institutional issues. She received a law degree from Universidad de Mendoza in Argentina, and was a Visiting Researcher at Columbia University in New York City. She holds a PhD in law, policy and society from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

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