Jordi Díez received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and his M.A. from the University of Essex. He joined the faculty of Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph in 2004 and earned tenure in 2007. Professor Díez has taught at the Institutd’EtudesPolitiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the University of Toronto and has been a Visiting Professor at the El Colegio de México, the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile, and the University of California, San Diego. A recipient of numerous research awards, from organizations including the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Council (IDRC), he is especially interested in comparative politics, Latin American politics, processes of democratization, comparative public policy, social movements, citizenship studies, environmental politics and policy, civil-military relations and the politics of gay and lesbian rights.