Heitor Pagliaro is a tenured professor at the Federal University of Goias (UFG), in Brazil, where he is the current Head of the PhD Program in Human Rights and the Campus Director of Research.

He earned a PhD in Philosophy of Law from the University of Brasilia (Brazil), an MA in Ethics and Political Philosophy from UFG and a BA in Law from UFG. Despite dedicating exclusively to his academic career, he is a licensed attorney at law and the current vice-president of the Human Rights Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association - Goias Chapter. He is also a member of the Goias State Human Rights Council, nominated by the Goias state governor.

Immediately prior to joining UFG, he had two tenured professor positions, one at the University of Mineiros (Brazil) and the other at the University of Goiatuba (Brazil). Before it, he had three temporary faculty positions at public universities in Brazil.

His research focuses on political philosophy, philosophy of law and theoretical foundations of human rights, areas in which he has scientific publications and supervises postdocs, PhD, MA and undergraduate students. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Latin American Human Rights Studies. He received research funds from CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) and UFG.

He was born in Brazil, in 1986, with dual citizenship (Italian and Brazilian) and speaks English, Italian and Portuguese.