Escardiel González's academic training responds to a Ph.D. degree in Art History through the doctorate program Andalusian Artistic Patrimony and its influence in Latin America at the Universidad de Sevilla, where she was awarded a prize and international mention cum laude for her dissertation “The Seven Archangels: History and Iconography of a Heterodox Devotion” (2014). She also hold a Masters degree in Latin American Studies at the same university, which provided current historical and methodological perspectives in the field of Colonial and Latin American Studies, for which she submitted the MA thesis “Austral Tauromachy: The bullfighting festivals in Chile” (2014). González worked as a Lecturer at the Art History Department at the Universidad de Sevilla between 2010-2015 with a teaching and research grant-contract from the Junta de Andalucía, which allowed her to have a broad and diversified teaching experience, as well as research and publication duties. During this time she was awarded several international research grants that allowed her to carry out field research in Italy, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and the Philippines, where she developed a rich documentary database with documents and images. The results of González's research have been presented at diverse international congresses, meetings and seminars that took place in different countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia, and some of them have also been published in international journals. Currently, she take part in several international research projects, which explore new methodological routes in Visual Culture, such as “La copia pictórica en la Monarquía hispánica” (U. Granada, Spain), “Memoria, ritualidad e iconografía de Santiago apóstol en Chile” (PUCC, Chile), and “Intersecciones de la imagen religiosa en el mundo hispánico” (UNAM, Mexico). The main theoretical and methodological issues that underlie her research focus on the circulation, contacts and transmissions dynamics between Europe and the former Spanish Colonies in order to address the construction of an integrated history of visual culture.