I was born in Toluca, Mexico in 1994. I first trained as a political scientist and then as a social anthropologist. My undergraduate studies took place in Mexico City at El Colegio de México, followed by my MSc in Paris at the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). I am currently a PhD fellow in social anthropology and ethnology at the EHESS, and a member of the anthropology of life team at the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale du Collège de France.

After conducting field studies in Mexico and France, I have specialized in the ethnography of vulnerability, the State, and science & technology. More precisely, I focus on how individuals in extreme conditions of vulnerability construct and sustain their life-projects, constantly negotiating with the manifestations of science, capitalism and the State in their daily lives.

Following my master's degree on Mexico City's forensic bureaucracy, I learned Yucatec Maya at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO) in Paris. I then spent 15 months conducting fieldwork among Mayan peasants from the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto in southeastern Mexico. Currently, my doctoral thesis explores how sustainable forestry policies, implemented in the region through Mexico-German technical cooperation, have transformed the everyday relations of Maya peasants with the living and spirit beings of their communal forests. I analyze how these ecological transformations intertwine with changes in political subjectivities, as well as moral understandings of the State, the economy, religion, kinship, and value.

My doctoral research has received funding from various institutions including the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Maison Française d'Oxford, Casa de Velázquez (Madrid), Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Berlin), and Centro de Estudios Mexicanos y Centroamericanos (Mexico City), among others.

Curriculum Vitae
Me in Oxford 2023
In front of a box of objects from Mexico at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, fall 2023.

Professional address

Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale, 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine