Dr. Máximo Sozzo is a Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Director of the Crime and Society Program of the National University of Litoral – NUL (Santa Fe, Argentina). He is coauthor of Southern Criminology (Routledge, 2019) and co-editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South (Palgrave, 2018) and The Political Economy of Punishment Today (Routledge, 2018). He has published widely on punishment and prison studies in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English and Mandarin, including 18 books and 100 chapters and essays in scientific journals. He has worked in the past with Dr. Brandariz from the University of La Coruña (Spain) with whom he coedited one of his recent books. Dr. Sozzo has also co-taught with Dr. D. Moore at NUL and will be a visiting scholar at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University working with Drs. D. Moore and Velloso in the winter of 2021/2. He will represent Argentina on the Steering Committee, lead the Argentina Jurisdictional Team, and lead the research hub for the provincial level in Argentina.