Fernando Galeana is a former World Bank consultant who participated in the design, supervision, and evaluation of land administration projects in Latin America and Eastern Europe. His publications include assessments about land policy and land markets in Mexico, El Salvador, and Paraguay. He has participated in several initiatives to help strengthen the recognition of indigenous peoples' land rights, including a South-South Exchange with Colombia, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and a study on land markets in Peten, Guatemala. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University and a master's degree in International Development from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. His current research interests are in knowledge formation and property rights drawing on literature from the political economy of development, political ecology, and critical cartography.