José Antonio Figueroa Pérez is Doctor in Social Anthropology. He finished his doctoral thesis in Latin American Cultural Studies and Hispanic American Literature at Georgetown University. And a second doctoral thesis in Social Anthropology from the Rovira I Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. He currently works as a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Arts, Central University of Ecuador, and hisdo.
Roberto Briceño-León. He is a professor of sociology at the University of Venezuela Central and director of the Laboratory of Social Sciences, LACSO. Founder of the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, OVV. In addition, he is a visiting professor at the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil. He has been a professor at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, Paris III, and the Autonomous University of Mexico. Fellow of Saint Antony's College, Oxford University, and the Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.