Guillermo de la Peña Doctorate in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester (United Kingdom) in 1977. Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and Emeritus National Researcher. He participated in the founding group and was the first director of the Center for Anthropological Studies of El Colegio de Michoacán and of the Western headquarters of the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology, where he currently works as a professor and researcher. He has studied and published extensively on the transformations of the peasantry in Mexico and Latin America, regional approaches in anthropology, the political culture of popular urban neighborhoods, the relations of ethnic intermediation in cities, and social and cultural policies towards indigenous people. in Latin America.