Santiago Basabe-Serrano holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Buenos Aires, Argentina and holds a permanent position as Professor in Political Science at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Quito, Ecuador. He is the Director of the Ecuadorian Association of Political Science (AECIP) and Editor in Chief of the Ecuadorian Journal of Political Science (REECP). Additionally, he is the founder and director of Pescadito Editoriales, an editorial house that aims to promote and disseminate research in the Social Sciences. In 2016, Santiago was awarded the Georg Foster Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, where he held a postdoctoral position in Political Science at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, Germany. Throughout Santiago's academic career, and for nearly two decades, he has researched a diverse number of topics related to Ecuadorian and Latin American politics. His research has been published in different languages in many of the highest-ranking journals in the world. Among his research lines, he is mainly focused on, but not limited to studying the characteristics of the Political Institutions in Latin America, with special emphasis on the relationship between Judicial Governance and Political Development. Santiago is also interested in researching and has published a significant number of peer-reviewed articles on presidential studies and legislative representation in Latin America. Outside academia, as a social and political analyst, Santiago is committed to interpreting social and political interactions with the public. His analyses are constantly disseminated in a large and diverse number of media. Currently, he collaborates as an op-ed columnist in the digital Ecuadorian newspaper ‘Primicias’.