Mercedes Nachón Ramírez holds a degree in Sociology (Universidad de Buenos Aires), a doctoral fellowship from conicet based in the Society, Culture and Religion program of the Center for Labor Studies and Research (ceil- conicet). She is currently a first assistant professor of General Sociology at the Sociology Department of the University of Buenos Aires. Her doctoral research is oriented to the understanding of the processes of professionalization in neo-shamanism in the city of Buenos Aires, focusing on the articulations that neo-shamanism establishes with different social worlds, spaces and institutions related to health, spirituality and the supply of cultural goods.