Prior to joining Arkansas State University—CQ, Octavio conducted empirical research in Rio de Janeiro where he was a Fellow at the BRICS Policy Center ascribed to the Pontifical Catholic  University of Rio de Janeiro. Octavio has taught/conducted research at Mexican and foreign universities, including the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the Hertie School of  Governance in Berlin, the University of Potsdam, and the Military University Nueva Granada in Bogota, Colombia. 


He has published in international refereed journals and writes regularly in La Jornada.


  • Ph.D., Global Development Studies, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico
  • M.A., International Political Economy, University of Tsukuba Japan
  • B.A., International Affairs, University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Teaching specialties

  • Scientific writing 
  • Research design 
  • International Relations theories & methods.


Research interests


  • Mexican Association of Alumni of the Government of Japan 
  • Mexican Association of International Studies 
  • Mexican Association of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


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