António Costa Pinto is a Research Professor at the Institute of Social Science, University of Lisbon. He holds his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence (1992). He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University (1993), Georgetown University (2004), a senior associate member at St Antony’s College, Oxford (1995), and a senior visiting fellow at Princeton University (1996), the University of California, Berkeley (2000 and 2010) and New York University (2017). He is a past president of the Portuguese Political Science Association. His research interests include authoritarianism, democratisation and transitional justice in new democracies, the European Union, political elites and the quality of democracy. He published recently Dealing with the legacy of Authoritarianism. The Politics od the Past in South European Democracies (2013) (with Leonardo Morlino), and Expertise and Democracy (forth, 2017)(With Maurizio Cotta and Pedro Almeida).