María Teresa Uriarte holds the highest academic position (level C) as a researcher at the Institute of Aesthetic Research of the National Autonomous University (UNAM) in Mexico City. At UNAM, she has served in many academic and management roles, such as Director of the Institute for Aesthetic Research, Coordinator of the Academic Councils of Humanities and Arts, Member of the Government Board, and Head of Cultural Affairs. Since 2005 she has acted as Coordinator of the Precolombian Mural Painting Project, which is supported by the National Science Council, Conacyt, and the General Office for the Academic Staff. She has written, coordinated, and edited 21 books in Mexico and other countries. She has also written 65 chapters for diverse books. In 2017 she was awarded the Universidad Nacional prize for her research, one of the highest recognitions in the academic community. Dr. Uriarte is level II at the National System of Researchers, SNI.