History Professor (University of Buenos Aires), Master in Middle Eastern Studies (El Colegio de México), Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has been editor of the magazine Cuadernos Americanos, 1997-2004, a professor at several universities, and is currently a researcher at the Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CIALC) at UNAM. He has coordinated several books, written numerous journalistic and academic articles, given conferences, and participated in congresses with lectures on classical studies, history and culture of Islam, relationships between Islam and Latin America, Eurocentrism, and history. He has directed and advised numerous undergraduate, master's and doctoral theses. Books: La sombra del Islam en la conquista de América (México: FCE-UNAM, 2004); Eurocriollismo, globalización e historiografía en América Latina (2008, in colaboration with Carlos Tur); Un orientalismo periférico: Nuestra América y el Islam (2013); Extrañas presencias en Nuestra América (2017); Lecturas de la historia universal en la América criolla, 1770-1850 (México: CIALC-UNAM, 2021). Between 2008 and 2014 he was General Coordinator of the Mexican section of the Latin American Association of Asian and African Studies (ALADAA).