Frida Staropolsky-Shwartz is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (U.N.A.M.), where she received her bachelor’s degree. She did her master’s studies and specialties in Jewish studies at the Iberoamerican University, where she was also the vice-coordinator of this program (1982–1995). Originally from Costa Rica, she has been working in the Mexican Jewish educational arena since 1980, when she was a teacher and academic coordinator in social areas at Hebrew Tarbut High School. In 1999–2000 she was the academic dean at the Hebraica University. She has also been a counselor at the Jewish Studies Center (C.E.J.) since 1980. Staropolsky’s publications include her contribution to Imágenes de un encuentro. Presencia judía en México durante la primera
mitad del siglo XX (1992) and Encuentro y alteridad. Vida y cultura judía en América Latina (1999).