Francisca Rengifo is PhD in History (Universidad Católica de Chile). She is an Associate Professor at the School of Government, Researcher at the Centro de Estudios de Historia Política, University Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile, and Adjunct Researcher of the Millennium Nucleus Models of Crises. She teaches Latin American and Chilean History. She specialises on the history of women, family and divorce, and education in Chile.
Her current research interests include the history of the State and social policies in Chile during the 19th and 20th centuries. Her main publications are Historia de la Educación en Chile (vol I): Aprender a leer y escribir (1810-1880) and (vol II) La educación nacional (1880-1930) (Taurus 2012) as co-author, and she is also author of Vida conyugal, maltrato y abandono. El divorcio eclesiástico en Chile, 1850-1890 (Editorial Universitaria 2011).