Thiago de Souza Amparo is a professor at the law school and the international relations school at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, teaching courses on human rights, international law, diversity, discrimination policies, and law. He is an expert in constitutional law and public policy as well as diversity and anti-discrimination law. Amparo has also worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Open Society Foundations, among others, on the issue of racial and LGBT discrimination. He was the deputy secretary of human rights and citizenship at the São Paulo City Hall between January and May 2017 and was a visiting scholar at Columbia University. Amparo also writes a weekly column for Folha de São Paulo. He holds a bachelor's degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, a master's degree in human rights (LLM) from the Central European University and a PhD from the same university.