Froylan is a historian specialising in the political economy of drugs and Mexican politics. He has a Ph.D. in history from the State University of New York, Stony Brook and a degree in international relations from El Colegio de México.
He has published more than 50 academic texts among books, articles, chapters, workbooks and reviews. He has also published hundreds of newspaper articles on drugs and Mexican politics in The New York Times, El Pais, Vice, Gatopardo, Los Angeles Times, Emeequis, El Universal, Reforma, Proceso, Rio Doce and many others.
He has won honourable mentions and national and international awards, such as the Contemporary History of Mexico "Daniel Cosío Villegas", the Diplomatic History "Genaro Estrada", the doctoral thesis of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Journalism Excellence Award of the System Inter-American Press, among others.