Postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Mexico. With a grant from the Social Science Research Council, he specialized in Contemporary History in the History Department of the University of Chicago. His specialties are present-day history, intellectual history (with an emphasis on conceptual history), and the study of the relationships between culture and politics in modern history. He has published and / or coordinated the following books: The decline of myths, The interrupted transition, The wheel of chance, The divided memory and The postulation of the past. He has been visiting professor at: El Colegio de México, the University of California (Santa Cruz), the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and the University of Illinois (Chicago). He has also served as a visiting researcher at: The University of California (San Diego), the University of Chicago and the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences. He is a full-time professor at the UIA. He was coordinator of the postgraduate course in the History department of the UIA from 1991 to 1993 and member of the Postgraduate Technical Council in the same department from 2000 to 2012. He obtained Honorable Mention in the category of research in 19th Century History, in 2003 and again in 2010 in the category of research article in Theory of History, both by the CICH. He has published multiple essays in specialized magazines and in various media. He has participated in the following congresses: Latin America: present and future, Chicago, 2001; Counterculture, Encounter of Undergraduate Students, UIA, 2007; The second-order observer. A history, Stanford University, 2009; Congress on Literary Studies in Latin America, Brown University, 2010; Congress on Psychoanalysis and Melancholy, DF, 2011; The Catalan exile in Mexico, Stanford University, 2011 and The quality of democracy in Latin America, Guadalajara, 2012.