Luís Armando Gandin holds a degree in Social Sciences from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1987), a Masters in Sociology from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1993) and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2002). He is Professor of Sociology of Education at the School of Education and the Graduate Program of Education of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Educação & Realidade and Editor and founder of the journal Currículo sem Fronteiras. Gandin is the author of several chapters, academic articles and books such as “The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education” (with Michael Apple and Wayne Au), “The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education” (with Stephen Ball and Michael Apple) and the recently published “The Struggle for Democracy in Education: Lessons from Social Realities”. He has served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Oakland University (2006-2007) and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Spring 2017) and is a CNPq Researcher (Bolsista de Produtividade em Pesquisa do CNPq). His research interests are Sociology of Education, educational policy, educational reforms, and curriculum theory.