I specialize in the historical and philosophical study of the life sciences. My research has followed the diverse and dispersed trajectories of the concept of Heredity in the different periods and settings. I have focused much attention on views and practices on the hereditary transmission of disease and the racialization of biomedical sciences. I published work on 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, centred in England, France Mexico.
I am author of El Sesgo Hereditario (UNAM, 2004), La Ciencia como Cultura (Paidós, 2005), Las Cosas No Naturales (poetry, Trilce, 1997), and El material de los años (CONACULTA, 2014). Among my edited collections are: Saberes Locales: ensayos sobre historia de la ciencia en América Latina (El Colegio de Michoacán; 2008); Genes (&) Mestizos. Genómica y raza en la bomedicina mexicana (Fractal, UNAM, 2011); Mestizo Genomics; Race Mixture, Nation, and Science in Latin America (Duke UP, 2014); Genómica mestiza. Raza, nación y ciencia en Latinoamérica (FCE, 2017). I co-coordinated the project “Race, Genomics and Mestizaje (Racial Admixture) in Latin America: A Comparative Approach”, an interdisciplinary project with the participation of University of Manchester, UNAM and. Funded by The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 2010-2011, and by The Leverhulme Trust, 2012. Participated in projects such as: A Cultural History of Heredity, at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Anthropological Knowledge Cultures: A Comparative Analysis of the History of Life Sciences and Human Sciences in Mexico and Germany”. UNAM, DAAD-CONACYT.
History and Philosophy of Bio-anthropological sciences