Roberto Briceño-León is Professor of Sociology at the Central University of Venezuela and Director of the Social Science Laboratory (LACSO). Since 2005 he is the coordinator of the Venezuelan Violence Observatory.
He has been professor at Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris III, France, Senior Associated Member of Saint Antony´s College of Oxford University, Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He served on the International Sociological Association Executive Committee in 1994-1998 and 1998-2000. He has been President of the Venezuelan Sociological Association, Director of the Latin American Sociological Association, and Global Secretary of the International Forum for Social Science and Health.
He has 23 books that published or edited in different languages and more than 200 scientific articles.