Israel Garcia Solares received his PhD in 2018 from El Colegio de México. Born in a marginal neighborhood in Mexico City (Xochimilco), he has always been interested in the connections between economic development, social struggles, and environmental conflicts, as well as the hidden relationships between communities transcending the national states. Solares' research explores the formation of engineers networks, labor unions, and farmers organizations in the emergence of multinational mining corporations in the first half of the 20th century.