Helena Alviar is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctorate and Master's in Law Programs at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She is also a researcher for the USAID-funded project, Improving Land Distribution in Colombia . Alviar received her undergraduate degree in Law and a postgraduate degree in Financial Legislation from the Universidad de Los Andes. She earned her Master's and Doctorate in Law from Harvard University. As an expert in feminist approaches to law and development, she has been invited to teach and speak to audiences around the world. She has published articles in the United States and Latin America, and has been awarded with the Colfuturo Scholarship, a Fulbright Fellowship, the Enrique Low Murtra Scholaship, the Lewis Fellowship, and the Byse Fellowship.