Jorge Alonso He is a doctor in Anthropology and Emeritus Research Professor at CIESAS Occidente. He has been a professor in postgraduate studies in Social Sciences at the Ibero-American Universities, the National School of Anthropology and History, the Autonomous Metropolitan University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Guadalajara, the College of Jalisco, the College of Michoacán and Ciesas. He has written many books and research articles. For ten years he was responsible for the magazine Desacatos. He participates in editorial committees of several national and international academic journals. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In the National System of Researchers he is a National Researcher Emeritus.