Lenin Martell teaches fulltime at the School of Political and Social Sciences in the University of the State of Mexico. He graduated in Mass Communication studies from Boston University. He has co-authored several academic books and essays on media and cultural studies. Prior to that, he worked as a bilingual education editor for several publishers in the United States. Martell currently writes for the “Zócalo” media magazine. He appears regularly as a media and public affairs commentator on radio and television throughout Latin America. Martell lives in Mexico City and races in open-water-swim marathons.