Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera was born in Colombia, and was educated in that country and in Great Britain. He graduated as a lawyer in Bogotá (Universidad Javeriana, 1993) after leading the Student Movement that initiated the 1990's wave of constitutional reform throughout Latin America, and obtained his LLM with Distinction at University College London, and his PhD in Philosophy at the King’s College of the University of Aberdeen.

He is the writer of the award-winning What If Latin America Ruled the World? (Bloomsbury, 2010), chosen as one the best non-fiction books that year by The Financial Times. He is also the co-editor of the contemporary art & theory journal Naked Punch: An Engaged Review of Arts & Theory he has also published in Granta is a weekly columnist of El Espectador (COL), and a frequent contributor to BBC World Service Nightwaves, The Stream, Monocle Radio 24, NTN24, and Al-Jazeera, among others. Currently Assistant Dean of Research and senior lecturer in international law and international affairs at Birkbeck College, University of London, Dr Guardiola-Rivera is recognized as one of the most representative voices of contemporary Latin American philosophy and literature.