Leonardo Náuhmitl López Luján is a Mexican archaeologist, historian and the current director of the Templo Mayor project of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). Throughout his academic life, he has held many prestigious offices with the various Mexican Academies and has been a guest researcher at such institutions as Princeton, the Musée de l'Homme, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Paris. He has served as a visiting scholar at Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Sapienza-Università di Roma, École pratique des hautes études in Paris, and the Francisco Marroquín University of Guatemala. Since 1988, he has been a full-time researcher at INAH. He has also been a professor at Mexico’s National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Museology since 2000. In 2013, he was elected correspondent member of the British Academy for his contributions in Mesoamerican studies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Mexico’s National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) and a doctorate from France’s Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.