Paul liffman he holds a BA and a Master's degree in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago; professor-researcher at the Center for Anthropological Studies, El Colegio de Michoacán, and associate researcher at the Center for Environmental Studies and the Department of Anthropology, Rice University (Houston, tx, USA), where he currently spends a sabbatical year studying the emergence of the paintings of Huichol yarn as commercial art and responses to climate change among (neo-) indigenous people and conservationists. His recent publications include “The water of our older brothers. The anti-mining cosmopolitics of the Wixaritari and their allies ”, in Guilhem Olivier and Johannes Neurath (ed.), Showing and hiding in art and rituals: comparative perspectives (2017), “Histories, chronotopes and wixaritari geographies”, Relations. History and Society Studies, vol. 29, no. 156 (2019); "Histories, Ontologies and Extraction in Modern Indigenous Worlds". (in press).