Maria del Rosario Ramirez Morales D. in Anthropological Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa. She was a guest researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (ciesas), Unidad Occidente, and is currently a research professor attached to the Department of Sociology at the University of Guadalajara. Her research topics revolve around spiritual practices and non-institutional religious beliefs, particularly in the case of young people and women in urban contexts, as well as the link between gender, body and spirituality. She has collaborated in national and international research projects; she is the author of the book Women in a circle: spirituality and feminine corporeality and co-author of articles, book chapters and opinion columns in independent media. She is a member of the National System of Researchers, level iand of the academic council of the Network of Researchers of the Religious Phenomenon in Mexico.