Yanga Villagómez Velázquez is a graduate of the fcpys of the unam of Sociology. D. in Latin American Studies, ipealtfrom the University of Toulouse, France. Member of the National System of Researchers of the conacyt since 1998. Research Professor at the Center for Rural Studies, El Colegio de Michoacán, since 2005. For 30 years he has worked on issues related to natural resource management in rural, peasant and indigenous communities and his work has been published in prestigious journals in the United States, France, Spain and different Latin American countries. He has had academic stays at the University of Toulouse, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Universidad Mayor de San Simón in Cochabamba. Her courses deal with the history of contemporary agrarian Mexico, Political Ecology and the management of archival collections oriented to the elaboration of graduate theses.