Born in Atlantic Patagonia, Lidia Abel has a research track in psychiatric disorders at mental institutions and present-day places of confinement and torture, torture and disappearance during the last Argentine military dictatorship, and regional migration (poverty in barrios/ ghettos).
She earned her licenciatura in Social Work at the National University of La Plata. As a social worker, she has implemented public policy at their terminal level; as a researcher in human rights, she has elaborated proposals for new policies, both at local and international scenarios.
She has led undergraduate and graduate classes on topics such as Social Work, Methodology of the Social Sciences, and Human Rights at the University of La Plata. She has also taught at the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA).
She is currently a PhD candidate at the Political Science Department.