Bécquer Seguín is a scholar and literary critic. He is Assistant Professor of Iberian Studies in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University, where he is also a faculty member of the Center for Advanced Media Studies and the Program in Latin American Studies. His current research focuses on cultural responses to economic crises in modern Iberia, from the nineteenth century to the present. He is presently completing a book on the novels of Spain’s Great Recession. In addition to literature and literary history, he also works in film studies, art history, and political theory.
His scholarly articles, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Hispanic Review, diacritics, ARTMargins, Radical Philosophy, Hispania, and other journals, and, with Ana Sabau, he is the co-editor of the forthcoming volume Political Romanticism in the Americas. In addition to his scholarship, he writes essays and criticism for The Nation, Slate, Dissent, and other periodicals. He also provides television and radio commentary for WNYC, CNBC, and other stations. In 2015, El País Catalunya named him “one to follow” among U.S.-based scholars of modern Iberia. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he was Andrew W. Mellon and John E. Sawyer Seminar Fellow and Graduate School Dean’s Scholar.