Gloria Careaga is a social psychologist in the Faculty of Psychology in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is a co-founder of the University Program of Gender Studies, in which she was the Academic Secretary for more than ten years. There she founded an area for sexual diversity studies and prompted new perspectives for the analysis of masculinity.
She has coordinated six anthologies and published multiples articles and chapters in different books. She has been an adviser to national and international agencies. Gloria is a co-founder of El Closet de Sor Juana, a lesbian group, and of Fundacion Arcoiris, a group dedicated to the study and research of sexualities. She is a Board member for Latin America and the Caribbean of ILGA, the International Lesbian and Gay Association. She sits on the Steering Committee of Sexuality Policy Watch.