Roberto Gargarella is a professor of Constitutional Theory and Political Philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He received degrees in Law and Sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, an Master's in Political Science from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), and a J.D. and Master's in Law from the University of Chicago. He also conducted postdoctoral research at Balliol College, Oxford. Gargarella has authored and edited more than 25 books in English and Spanish on constitutional theory, political philosophy, and democratic law, with an emphasis on economic and social rights. He has been honored with numerous awards, including a Tinker Scholarship, a Fulbright Scholarship, a Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Selected as a LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor for fall 2008, Gargarella has also been a visiting professor at the University of Bergen, Southwestern University, University of Oslo, and the Universitat Pompeu Fabre, and a visiting scholar at Columbia University and New York University.