José Ignacio Pichardo Galán is Associate Professor in the Social Anthropology Department of Universidad Computense de Madrid. Graduate and Doctor in the same discipline from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, he teaches classes on Anthropology of Gender, Research Techniques with Audiovisual Media and Development and Cooperation Anthropology. He is co-director of the Anthropology, Diversity and Integration Research Group. His own research projects focus on issues of kinship, family, sexuality, gender and interculturality. He has completed and published several research into sexual diversity, lesbian women and human rights, gay and lesbian families and, particularly, the situation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans adolescents in educational environments.