Mercedes Cavallo

PhD Alumni

Doctoral candidate, University of Toronto

Mercedes Cavallo is a lawyer from Argentina. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto. Her research project is a multidisciplinary feminist assessment of multiple parenting, as a channel to subvert binary gender identities and gender biased caregiving schemes.

Mercedes received her LL.B. in 2007 (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina), her LL.M. in Reproductive Rights in 2009 (University of Toronto, Canada), her Diploma in Women and Human Rights in 2011 (Universidad de Chile), and her Specialization in Criminal Law in 2016 (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella).

Mercedes taught “Jurisprudence” at Universidad de Palermo, Argentina; and “Introduction to Argentine Constitutional Law” and “Gender and Criminal Law” at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

Her professional path includes being a clerk at the Federal Supreme Court of Argentina, being the Director of the Socio-Economic Rights Area at Asociación por los Derechos Civiles, Argentina, and being a clerk at the 4th National Tribunal on Criminal Federal Law in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, before starting her SJD at the University of Toronto in 2016.