Marcelo I. Saguier is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies supervised by Jan Aart Scholte and Ben Rosamond. The topic of his research concerns an analysis of the challenges and opportunities faced by the Hemispheric Social Alliance civil society network in the building of a multi-sectoral transnational coalition in the Americas to counteract the establishment of a Free Trade Area of the Americas, FTAA. This research aims to make a contribution to the literature of critical IPE and regionalism in the Americas. He has received a Chevening Scholarship from the British Council, and Research Bursaries form the Warwick Graduate School and the Department of Politics and International Studies. He served as Representative of the postgraduates section of the Society for Latin American Studies of the UK (SLAS), and worked as a consultant for the Argentine government and a policy research institution. He received an MSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and a BA Honours in Philosophy at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada).