Bernd Reiter is a Latinamericanist and professor of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University. He is the editor of the Routledge Decolonizing the Classics Special Book Series as well as of the Routledge Handbook of Afro Latin American Studies. Before joining Texas Tech, he has served as the director of the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida. His publications include The Dialectics of Citizenship (2013), Bridging Scholarship and Activism (2014), The Making of Brazil's Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered (2018), The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Ahead (2017), Constructing the Pluriverse (2018), and Legal Duty and Upper Limits (2020), among others. He earned his Ph.D. in comparative politics from the City University of New York's Graduate Center. He has been a visiting professor at the Universidad del Norte, Colombia and the University of Kassel, Germany; a research fellow at the Free University of Berlin, Germany; the Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar at the Barcelona Institute of International Relations in Spain, and a research associate at Harvard University. In 2019, he was awarded the Distinguished Alum Award of the Political Science Program of the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His work focuses on race, democracy, citizenship, and decolonization.