Mariela is a sociologist and holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She teaches feminist theory and gender studies at the Sociology Programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences (UBA), and she is a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) at the Gender Studies Research Institute (FFyL-UBA).
Her main lines of research deal with memory and gender studies. Particularly, in recent years, she has researched on post-memories and second generations and transmission. She is a member of the UBACyT project “Pasado/presente. Afectos, testimonios y archivos en la cultura argentina contemporánea” (Past/present. Affections, testimonies, and archives in contemporary Argentine culture), and she is the researcher in charge of the PICT project “Nuevas voces de la memoria social: hijas de represores en Argentina” (New voices of social memory: daughters of repressors in Argentina). She coordinates the CLACSO Working Group on Gender, Feminisms and Memory in Latin America and the Caribbean and is a member of the Latin American Regional Group of the Memory Studies Association.