Pierre de Vos is the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. De Vos studied at the University of Stellenbosch, Columbia University (New York), and the University of Western Cape, where he held a professorship. He has published widely in academic journals on issues of constitutional law, on topics that include the right to housing, marriage equality and citizenship rights, and political parties and democracy. He co-edited South African Constitutional Law in Context, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. His blog, www.constitutionallyspeaking.co.za, offers constitutional perspective on social and political issues of contemporary South Africa and is widely read and syndicated on the Daily Maverick, one of South Africa’s leading online news platforms. He is widely quoted in the media on constitutional and socio-legal issues.