Javier has a PhD in History of the Colegiode México, Master’s in History of Universidad de los Andes and Historian of the Universidad de Cartagena. He is a specialist in the history of culture and history of Afro-descendants. He has been an advisor on issues of heritage and Afro-descendant population of the Ministry of Culture. Author of the books “El incómodo color de la memoria”, “Un diablo al que le llaman tren”, and co-author of “Desorden en la plaza”. In 2014 he received the Afro-Colombian Prize of the year. He also works as a columnist of the newspapers “El Espectador” and “El Heraldo”.