Maria Dolores Jiménez-Blanco received her PhD in 1987 with an Extraordinary Award, and between 1988 and 1990 she completed her Master of Art History and Museum Training at George Washington University in Washington DC. Between 1995 and 1998 she was an associate professor in the Department of Art History III of the Faculty of Geography and History of the Complutense University in Madrid, and since 1998 she has been a professor in the same department. Between 2002 and 2006, she held the post of seconded lecturer at the Department of Humanities of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She has been a member of the faculty of the Inter-University Master’s Degree in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture (UCM-UAM-MNCARS) since 2007, and has been coordinating the Master’s Degree at the Complutense University since 2015. She has also been a member of the faculty of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Museums and Heritage offered by the UCM. She has directed more than twenty master’s dissertations and five doctoral theses. She has curated exhibitions and is the author of numerous publications on 20th century art. She has been a visiting professor at the Universidad Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires in 2014 and King Juan Carlos I professor in Spanish Culture and Civilization at New York University in 2017. Since 2018 she has been director of the Department of Art History at the UCM.