Professor of History (University of Buenos Aires), teacher in Middle Eastern Studies (El Colegio de México), doctor of Latin American Studies (UNAM). At the UNAM he has been editor of the magazine Cuadernos Americanos (1997-2004), professor at the FCPyS (1994-2000), at the FFyL (since 1997) and at the Postgraduate Course in Latin American Studies (since 2007), and researcher at the CIALC. He has coordinated several books, written numerous journalistic and academic articles, given lectures and participated in congresses with presentations on classical studies, history and culture of Islam, relations between Islam and Latin America, Eurocentrism and history. He has directed and advised numerous theses of degree, masters and doctorate. Books: The shadow of Islam in the conquest of America; Eurocriollismo, globalization and historiography in Latin America; A peripheral orientalism: Our America and Islam (2013). Coordinated books: Latin American visions of the nation; Contemporary debates on an intercultural ethic: proposals based on realities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2008 he is General Coordinator of the Mexican section of the Latin American Association of Asian and African Studies (ALADAA).