Escardiel González

Escardiel González Estévez is Profesor Ayudante Doctor at the Art History Department, Universidad de Sevilla, where she has taught since 2010. 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). During this time she was awarded several international research grants that allowed her to carry out field research in Italy, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, the Philippines or Goa, where she has 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 and America, and some of them are published in international journals (Renaissance Journal) or books (Intersecciones de la imagen religiosa en el mundo hispánico). Currently, she takes part in several international research projects, which explore new methodological routes in Visual Culture, such as “Spolia Sancta: fragmentos y reliquias de sacralidad del Viejo al Nuevo Mundo” (U. Autónoma de Madrid). The main theoretical and methodological issues that underlie her research focus on the imagen codification and normativity in the Modern Age, and 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.