is a scientific coordinator.
He is professor of Nahuatl language and culture at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, visiting professor at the Univeristy of Warsaw, director of the Instituto de docencia e investigación etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ), and director of the Yale Nahuatl Language Summer Program.
He has a degree in elementary education from the Escuela Normal „Manuel Ávila Camacho” in Zacatecas and a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California San Diego and was a Guggenheim fellow in 2007. In collaboration with indigenous researchers at IDIEZ, he has just published Tlahtolxitlauhcayotl. Chicontepec, Veracruz, a monolingual dictionary of Modern Huastecan Nahuatl. He is currently participating in the project, Europe and America in contact: a multidisciplinary study of cross-cultural transfer in the New World across time, financed by the European Research Council.