Guillaume Boccara has a degree in Economics from the Paris Dauphine University and a doctorate in Social Anthropology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. A researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, he is currently Attaché for Scientific and University Cooperation at the French Embassy in Mexico. He has been director of the Franco-Argentine Centre for Higher Studies (University of Buenos Aires) and is the author of Lógicas mestizas en las Américas (1999) and Historia de los vencedores. Los mapuche en la época colonial (2008). He has been a visiting lecturer at the universities of Buenos Aires, de la Frontera (Chile), Complutense de Madrid and Yale. He is a specialist in indigenous history and has carried out research into the indigenous policies of the states of Chile and Argentina since the end of the 20th century.