Francisco Montes González is Assistant Professor in the Art History Department of the University of Seville, where he also obtained his Ph.D. with the dissertation “Arte, fiesta y mecenazgo virreinal. El ducado de Alburquerque en la Nueva España”. Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Art History Department of the University of Granada with the project “Autoridad eclesiástica y poder civil. El mecenazgo cultural en los virreinatos americanos y su proyección peninsular” and took part in the research group “Andalucía-América: Patrimonio cultural y relaciones artísticas”. His research is focused on the study of american viceregal culture from a sociological perspective. Within this topic he has conducted in depth research on subjects like artistic patronage, ritual festivals and the exchanges of images between Spain and Latin America. He has written articles and chapters for specialized publications, presented papers for international symposia, participated in research projects and being a visiting scholar in the United States, Mexico and Argentina.In 2015 he was awarded the prize “Cultura y Nobleza. Mecenazgo, Obra Social, Coleccionismo” by the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla and the Real Academia Sevillana de Buenas Letras. He is the author of the books Sevilla Guadalupana. Arte, historia y devoción (Seville, 2015) and Mecenazgo virreinal y patrocinio artístico. El ducado de Alburquerque en la Nueva España(Seville, 2016) and he also edited the volume Religiosidad andaluza en América. Repertorio iconográfico (Granada, 2017). He is currently an editorial board member of Anuario de Estudios Americanosand Quiroga. Revista de Patrimonio Iberoamericano.