António Costa Pinto is a Research Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, and Professor of Politics and Contemporary European History at ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon. He holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence (1992). He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Georgetown University, a senior associate member at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a senior visiting fellow at Princeton University and at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1999 to 2011 he has been a regular visiting professor at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris. He was president of the Portuguese Political Science Association (2006-2010) and his research interests include authoritarianism, political elites, democratization and transitional justice in new democracies, the European Union, and the comparative study of political change in Southern Europe. He is a regular contributor to the mainstream Portuguese media.

Duncan Wheeler is Professor of Spanish Studies at the University of Leeds. He read Spanish and Philosophy at Wadham College, University of Oxford (2000-2004). He continued at Oxford to complete my Masters (2004-2005) at St Catherine's College, and his doctoral thesis (2005-2009) at Wolfson College. Following a year as stipendiary lecturer at The Queen's College, he came to Leeds where he was awarded a 2-year Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship in 2010. He re-joined the Faculty as a lecturer in 2012, and was promoted to an Associate and then a Full Professorship in 2013 and 2017 respectively. He was awarded the Chair of Spanish Studies in 2018. Prof Wheeler has a variety of research interests but they tend to be united by a continual preoccupation with the interrelationship between cultural institutions, art, politics and memory in contemporary and Early-Modern Spain.