The work Poblar la frontera. The province of Santa Barbara in Nueva Vizcaya during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries summarizes years of work and research; Its antecedent is the doctoral thesis presented by the author in 1997 at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris.
The work is an exhaustive research in primary sources including the local files of Chihuahua and Jalisco, the Archivo General de la Nación in Mexico City, and the Archivo General de Indias. It is a study where urbanization, among others, are at the center of attention. In addition, among the methods used for the investigation, the author highlights the prosopography of the peoples of Santa Barbara. Taken from the review by Zulema Trejo and José Marcos Medina