Lourdes Méndez is Professor of Art Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country. She studied Anthropology at the University of Paris VIII. After obtaining a PhD, she joined the teaching staff of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of the Basque Country, of which she has been vice-dean of the Third Cycle and Research (1987-1989) and vice-dean of International Relations (2004-2009).
Lourdes Méndez has written a large number of books and articles. Among these, we should like to highlight the following: Antropología feminista (2008); Antropología del campo artístico: Del arte primitivo […] al contemporáneo (2009); Ellos, «artistas» a secas; Ellas, «mujeres artistas»; que no es lo mismo (2011).