Roberto Garvía is Professor of Sociology. He has been Visiting Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute of Cologne, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Cambridge, and Mozarteum Universität. He has conducted research on economic sociology, the sociology of organizations, and language and society. He has published in the American Journal of Sociology; European Sociological Review; European Journal of Language Policy; Work, Employment and Society; Language Problems and Language Planning; The Journal of Public Policy and some Spanish journals. His 2007 article in the American Journal of Sociology, “Sindication, Institutionalization and Lottery Play.” (AJS, 113: 603-53), received the 2008 Roger Gould Prize. In 2015 he published Esperanto and Its Rivals (Penn University Press); and in 2017 Organizing the Blind (Routledge).