Roberto Gargarella is a lawyer and sociologist from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA 1983-85); Doctor in Law (UBA, 1991). Master in Law (University of Chicago, 1992); Doctor in law (University of Chicago, 1993). Post-doctoral studies at Balliol College, Oxford (1995). Senior researcher at CONICET. He received a John Simon Guggenheim grant (1999) and also a Harry Frank Guggenheim grant (2002). He published numerous books and articles, including, “The Legal Foundations of Inequality” (Cambridge U.P., 2010), “Latin American Constitutionalism” (Oxford U.P., 2013).