Franklin Ramírez Gallegos. Ecuadorian Sociologist. Professor of "Theory of Social Movements" and "Popular Participation and Democracy in Latin American" at the Department of Political Studies in FLACSO-Ecuador. His current fields of research are "Collective action, political conflict and democratic participation in Ecuador and the Andean countries" and "Political change, state return and post-neoliberalism in the left-wing governments of South America."
He has been visiting professor at several universities in the region and abroad: UNAM (Mexico), University of La Plata (Argentina), University Lyon 2 (France), University of Antioquia (Colombia), University of Art and Social Sciences-ARCIS (Chile)