Researcher at the Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research and a professor at the School of Philosophy and Literature, both organizations belonging to the UNAM. He did doctoral studies in Philosophy of Religion by UNAM, and in Sanskrit Literature by the University of Chicago. Besides, he has conducted research stays at Deccan College (Pune, India), Banaras Hindu University (Benares, India), the French School of the Far East (Pondicherry, India) and at the University of Florence (Italy).

He is the author of several books on classical Indian culture, including “Thought and mystical experience in India” (Mexico, 2007). “The art of unsaying” (Mexico, 2015). “The previous look: visionary power and imagination in ancient India” (Mexico, 2017), awarded in 2019 by the International Convention of Asia Scholars as the best academic book in Spanish on Asia.

He has translated from Sanskrit the classic works “Mother for convenience” (Madrid, 2019) and “El Vijñānabhairava Tantra” (Barcelona, 2017), and coordinated the collective volume “La Bhagavad-Gītā: the classic of Sanskrit literature and its reception” (Mexico, 2017). His lines of research include the relationship between the secular and religious spheres in Sanskrit culture, the historical development of Hinduism and studies on Orientalism, particularly the reception of the Indian tradition in the Spanish-speaking world. He is a member of the National System of Researchers (level II).